Does it feel too hot to cook your morning oatmeal these days? It's been SO hot in Seattle, over 100 degrees, which is something we are not used to in this town. The crock pot is an excellent way to prepare food without adding additional heat into the house during the summer months.
This oatmeal is.like a deconstructed trail mix bar. Oats, nuts, seeds, and sweetness - it is an excellent way to boost your morning with healthy carbs and proteins.
If you like bird food, or feeling like your still eating your favorite protein bar on a backcountry trail, this oatmeal is for you!
For a carbohydrate, steel cut oats are packed with fiber and protein. They are also a great source of Vitamin B complex and iron, and aides in immune function.
Dairy-Free Slow Cooker Trail Mix Steel Cut Oatmeal
Setting: 10 Hour Setting
1.5 cups steel cut oats
5 1/2 cups of nondairy milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/3 cup almonds, chopped
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup coconut shreds
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup flax seed or flax meal
1 apple, diced
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
Dice the apple. Pour and mix all of the ingredients well into the crock pot. Once combined, place the lid on top. Place on the 10 hour setting and cook for around 6-8 hours, or until done to your liking (even up to 10 hours). If your crock pot has a low setting, cook on low. If the oatmeal gets too thick, add more milk to make it smoother.
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com