Overnight Banana Steel Cut oats is the crock pot rocks!
The crock pot or maybe you call it the slow cooker, whichever name you use, is by far the best invention ever created for a busy family don’t you think?!
Mostly because I know my family and the oldest, pickiest child as well as the youngest child who has some food texture issues since he was born, hates all things oatmeal except my Personal Sized Baked Oatmeal with Individual Toppings.
So when I attempted the overnight steel cut oats and gave some to my hubby, the oldest by my surprise asked for some, HA! I was shocked when he ate the entire bowl. Call it a miracle, but I have no idea the big difference really, but by GOLLY I shall make it again and I did. The first time it was dryer than I preferred so I increased the liquid and the recipe is perfect.
The banana is optional, but for me it adds a sweetness and I need very little sweetener. You can leave it out if you like without problem. Add whatever fruit and sweetener you like.
Mine looks even worse because I believe, no evidence though, that the hubby awoke before I did, started to stir, stopped, realized I may want a picture and recovered it! But the next pic shows , ALL is WELL anyway!
See, it is just fine!
Nutrition Info [with banana]
Servings: 4 (1/2 cup)*
Calories Per Serving: 261* Fat: 6g* Fiber: 6g* Carbs: 45g* Protein: 7g* Points+: 7* Old Points: 5*
Calories: 235* Fat: 6g* Fiber: 6g* Carbs: 38g* Protein: 7g* Points+: 6* Old Points: 4*
Overnight Banana Steel Cut Oats
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 3 cups water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- nonstick cooking spray
- Optional: 1 banana, mashed
- Spray the inside of your slow cooker then add all other ingredients, including mashed banana if using.
- Cook on low for 8 hours.
- It will look like a brown mess because of the cinnamon, don’t worry! Mix well and add your favorite fruit on top if you like and sweeteners if you need it.