A while back I posted on my Instagram a photo of some delicious oatmeal I had made. I had an overwhelming number of likes and requests for the recipe, so I decided to make a blog post about it. This oatmeal is easy to prep and reheats amazingly!! It makes a fair amount so you can have it all week, or feed a larger family once or twice. The best part is that it is a great source for your daily fiber and protein. I tore the recipe out of a magazine but never wrote down where it was from, which is silly of me as I always like to give credit where credit is due. Now don’t forget this is a slow-cooker recipe, so your cook time is 7 hours but I promise you it is WORTH THE WAIT!! Since the recipe uses steel-cut oats you do some some flexibility on cook time depending on the texture you prefer. When I first made this I never used steel-cut oats. I also had a hungry husband who didn’t feel like waiting the last hour, so we ate after 6 hours in the slow-cooker. Still tasty, and I didn’t mind a more chewy texture. You be the judge, make it once and adjust if need be! Enjoy!
Worth the wait slow-cooker oatmeal w/ pear
- 1 Tbsp. butter to coat slow cooker
- 2 1/2 – 3 cups slightly ripened Bartlett pears, chopped (about 3 pears)
- 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill steel-cut oats
- 1/3 cup raisins
- 2 Tbsp. packed light brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp. honey
- 2 Tbsp. melted butter
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
- 1 1/2 cups water
-Lightly brush slow cooker with melted butter (I used about a tablespoon)
-Chop pears into one inch sections for a total of 2 1/2-3 cups. I liked adding more pears so I went with three cups.
-Add pears, steel-cut oats, raisins, packed light brown sugar, honey, melted butter, salt, cinnamon, and ground nutmeg into slow cooker.
-Add milk and water to slow cooker, gently stir to mix all ingredients.
-Cover and cook on low for 7 hours or until oats are tender. (NO PEEKING!) If you want a little more sweetness, drizzle a bit of honey on top when serving.