Chocolate Steel Cut Oats – In the Crockpot

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on June 5, 2012

Chocolate Steel Cut Oats   In the Crockpot

In most cases, I’m not a fan of the crockpot.  Feel free to gasp and avert your eyes from the page, but yes, it’s true.  I’m sorry.  I know it’s incredibly useful, but in most cases, I’d much rather just get the job done in a fraction of the time and enjoy my food now instead of waiting 6-8 hours.  Or along the same lines, I don’t like having to plan out my meals 6-8 hours in advance, because sometimes 1-2 hours in advance is too far ahead for me.  I can’t be the only one that finds it hard to think about dinner at breakfast time.  Call me crazy, I know many people couldn’t bear to be separated from their crockpots, but there are only a few things I use mine for.

Chocolate Steel Cut Oats   In the Crockpot

Breakfast is one of them.  I’m an impatient person when it comes to breakfast.  It better be done fast or I’ll eat something else for breakfast and save the fancy stuff for lunch.  And by fancy I mean things that take longer than 15 minutes to whip up.

Chocolate Steel Cut Oats   In the Crockpot

I guess I should say that breakfast would be one of the things I use my crockpot for.  I wish I could say that I actually cooked this in my crockpot at night and enjoyed it first thing in the morning.  I don’t know if you noticed – although, how could you not? – that I have an ancient crockpot.  Like, this baby doesn’t even have the knob to adjust it to high or low anymore.  I’m seriously wondering if it’s older than I am.  I’m pretty sure they stopped making bright blue crockpots a loooong time ago.  But fortunately for me I only paid $3 for it at a yard sale 4 years ago and it’s still going just fine.  Yay!  I’ve found that if this oatmeal cooks longer than 6 hours the texture isn’t as good, so just for you, I cooked this in my ancient crockpot in the middle of the day.  And yes, I ate it for lunch.

So speaking of crockpots, I’m looking for recommendations.  I may not love my crockpot for everything, but for some things it’s invaluable.  I’m looking for one large enough to make this kind of recipe(I believe mine right now is a 6 quart), that has a timer, a warm setting and a glass lid(or do they all come with those these days?).  Any recommendations?

Chocolate Steel Cut Oats   In the Crockpot

And, the winner for the coconut oil giveaway is…  Mary!!  Congratulations!  I’ve already emailed you, please email me your contact info so it can be shipped out to you as soon as possible.  Thank you to everyone else for participating!

Chocolate Steel Cut Oats   In the Crockpot

Chocolate Steel Cut Oats   In the Crockpot

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