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Peaches & Cream Crock Pot Steel Cut Oats

September is here and apples are starting to flood the market, but be sure to take notice of the late season peach crop; these golden beauties have been ripening in the sun all summer long and are the sweetest variety in the bunch.  I absolutely adore peaches and tend to buy them in bulk to make all kinds of wonderful things like Grilled Peach Pizza on Honey Whole Wheat Crust, Wholesome Whole Wheat Summer Peach Cobbler and Simple Summer Blackberry Peach Cake.  I also love to eat them for breakfast, usually sliced over yogurt topped with Hodgson Mill Easy Crunchy Cinnamon Wheat Germ Granola, but this time I decided to include them in one of my favorite ways to prepare Hodgson Mill Steel Cut Oats – in the crock pot. 

I like to use my crock pot to cook dinner during hectic work weeks, but it’s also a great way prepare a healthy breakfast while you sleep.  Crock Pot Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats and Crock Pot Gingerbread Spice Steel Cut Oats are a couple of my favorite recipes and now so is my newest version, Peaches & Cream Crock Pot Steel Cut Oats.

Hodgson Mill Steel Cut Oats are 100% all-natural whole grain oats that are cross-cut, which usually gives them a hearty texture and a bit of a bite after having been cooked.  However, when these oats are heated low and slow for several hours, they develop more of a creamy, porridge-like consistency, making them something extra special for breakfast – especially when you mix them with fresh, juicy peaches.  

Before you go to bed, mix the oats, coconut milk, brown sugar, diced peaches, cinnamon, salt and water in a four-to-five-cup capacity, heatproof bowl that will fit inside your crock pot. Be sure to have at least an inch of head space above the ingredients to allow the oats to expand as they cook. 

Place the bowl in the bottom of the crock pot and add enough water until it’s even with the level of the oatmeal mixture in the bowl.  Cover the crock pot and turn it on low.  Cook the oats for 6 to 8 hours or until you wake up the next morning.  On the weekend, I’ve put my ingredients together at 10 o’clock the night before and didn’t serve breakfast until 9 o’clock the next morning and was happy with the results.

In the morning, remove the lid and give the oats a stir.  Breakfast is ready – simple as that.

Sweet, juicy peaches mixed with creamy coconut milk and a dash of cinnamon,  all wrapped up into a warm bowlful of Hodgson Mill Steel Cut Oats, make Peaches & Cream Crock Pot Steel Cut Oats a healthy, delicious way to start the day.  Top each serving with a sprinkle of brown sugar, a few toasted walnuts and a splash of milk and breakfast is ready.  Apples may be tempting this time of year, but Peaches & Cream Crock Pot Steel Cut Oats is calling your name.  Make good use of some of the best peaches of the season and get breakfast ready while you sleep.  It’s as easy as that!  Enjoy! 

Peaches & Cream Crock Pot Steel Cut Oats

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Hodgson Mill Steel Cut Oats
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup fresh peaches, diced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups water plus additional water to surround the bowl

Toppings

  • ½ cup Toasted walnuts, to serve
  • Brown sugar, to taste
  • Milk, or coconut milk, to serve

Instructions

Before you go to bed, mix the oats, coconut milk, brown sugar, diced peaches, cinnamon, salt and 2 cups water in a four-to-five-cup capacity, heatproof bowl that will fit inside your crock pot. Be sure to have at least an inch of head space above the ingredients to allow the oats to expand as they cook. 

Place the bowl in the bottom of the crock pot and add enough water until it’s even with the level of the oatmeal mixture in the bowl.  Cover the crock pot and turn it on low.  Cook the oats for 6 to 8 hours or until you wake up the next morning. 

In the morning, remove the lid and give the oats a stir.  Top each serving with toasted walnuts, brown sugar, and milk or coconut milk, if desired.

Servings

Makes 5 servings

Original recipe by Holly

You can find Peaches & Cream Crock Pot Steel Cut Oats and other recipes from Hodgson Mill by visiting the Recipes page.


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Author: Holly






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Avatar  Heidi last yearReply

Is it nessasary to place the oats in the bowl? Have you ever tried putting them straight into the crock?

Avatar  Holly last yearReply

Hi Heidi! I have tried putting the mixture in the crock pot directly, but more often than not, my oats burned. The water bath method is very forgiving- you can start the oats early in the evening and leave them cooking, without worry, if you want to sleep a little later in the morning. No matter what, the oats will be hot, creamy and ready to serve. It also makes cleanup a breeze! Thanks for asking!

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