Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Slow-cooker steel-cut oats with pumpkin and spices.  The creamiest oatmeal you'll ever eat.
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Hi guys, how are we doing this week so far? I'm still recovering from the weekend. Not in the fun way. See, on Friday, the two tots had a viral gastroenteritis (a.k.a stomach flu, which is not actually a flu) or as we know it, Tiny People Barfing All Over Us. Then I caught it and spent Saturday and most of Sunday in misery.

Wait, I should start over, right? Nobody wants to read "viral gastroenteritis" in the first paragraph of a food blog post.  Sprinkles! Donuts! Salted caramel! (Did I make up for it? No? You could tell it was fake, right? Ok, just I'll carry on then.) 

So I was in the throes of fever and despair.  For the weekend on the whole, I didn't actually leave my bed much, which was quite nice - when I wasn't barfing or being barfed on, I got to do some cozy fall reading and movie-watching. (That I actually can find a silver lining to viral gastroenteritis probably says so much about the pace of my life right now.)

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Anyway, I do have more to share with you today than tales of stomach woes. This slow-cooker steel-cut oatmeal is soooo good I couldn't not point you to the recipe. I made it for the Bio-K blog (I brush off my dietitian's* hat and geek out on probiotics big time. I love friendly bugs). 

It made the creamiest steel-cut oats I have ever had, and I seriously doubt I'll ever make them any other way. Once you add a bit of sweetener (I used maple syrup), it is like rice pudding. So yummy.  

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*If you've been around for a while and didn't know I was a dietitian it is because I prefer to communicate nutrition peripherally, via sharing wonderful, home cooked meals from good quality ingredients. I believe absolutely everything (especially Soft, Chewy Apple Gingersnaps and Nut-Crusted Cranberry Tart) has a place in the diet, and do not like to nutritionize food which I think takes away from its wonderfulness.  Hence the sort of closet dietitian situation.

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  • 8Servings

Ingredients

  • Steel cut oats
  • Pumpkin
  • Milk
  • As I wrote the recipe for Bio-K, please see over there for the full ingredient list and instructions: http://blog.biokplus.com/en/bowl-of-creamy-spiced-oatmeal/

Preparation

As I wrote the recipe for Bio-K, please see over there for the full ingredient list and instructions: http://blog.biokplus.com/en/bowl-of-creamy-spiced-oatmeal/