Slow Cooked Oatmeal
With the chill in the air, comfort foods are back! Oats are a powerhouse of heart-healthy carbohydrates and fiber, but all too often people depend on the instant packages because of AM time constraints. Steel cut oats are my favorite kind of oats because they are the least processed, but they can take up to 40 minutes to cook.
Slow cooker to the rescue! Just follow the manufacturer’s directions on the oatmeal package for the ratio between oats and water. Add them into a slow cooker, turn on low, and cook away while you are sleeping!
I added raisins but was disappointed in their texture. I think I will just add them in when I reheat. I also added one tablespoon of chia seeds and loved it! Chia seeds are a great source of fiber, too. They can take up 10x their weight in water, so they will swell up. You might need to add some extra water in to be on the safe side.
Top off with berries and some chopped walnuts, and you will surely start your day off with a heart-healthy breakfast!