Imagine waking up in the morning to warm cinnamon wafting in the air, orange and vanilla pulling you out of bed;
plus while enjoying a spoonful of this beguiling breakfast, you feel all toasty and good inside knowing it’s actually a noble start to your family’s day.
If you prep this breakfast before you go to bed, this will be your reality. Enjoy!
Overnight Orange Spiced Steel Cut Oats with Pomegranate and Orange-Blossom Honey
Makes 3 cups of oats
Time involved to prep: 5 minutes
Time to cook: 7-8 hours
1 cup steel cut oats, not the rolled oats that are flat, the oat kernels that are steel cut
2 cups water
1 cup milk, it makes the oatmeal a little creamier
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-2 cinnamon sticks, (optional)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Powder* (optional )
3 Tablespoons peach, orange, mango jam *
1 teaspoon orange blossom honey*
Gather the ingredients: steel cut oats, water, milk, cinnamon, salt, vanilla powder, jam and cinnamon sticks.
Combine the ingredients in a crock pot, stir together well, place on the lid and turn the heat to low.
Let it cook for 7 -8 hours while you slumber.
In the morning, scoop the warm oats into individual bowls for your family.
Top with chopped pecans, pomegranate seeds and orange-blossom honey.
Wouldn’t it be great if your morning breakfast looked like this?
To help with the clean-up of your crock pot,
one of the things you can do is smear a light coating of butter or coconut oil around the inside before you cook;
or, after breakfast, soak a dryer sheet in the crock pot for 30 minutes, then use it to help wipe the pot clean.
I have also found that if I just add hot water to the Crock pot right after I am finished serving everyone,
the heat and water seem to work magic while I enjoy my breakfast.
*I wouldn’t normally endorse brands in my posts,
but the ones I used are incredible and I feel they really made this breakfast sublime.
So, I bought the “peach, orange, mango jam” by E.D. Smith from Costco.
They use less sugar than ordinary jams and the flavor is out of this world. I also use it to make sweet sauces for my pork dishes.
*Next, I used “Florida BEE-RAW” orange-blossom honey from Whole Foods.
It is by far the most delicious honey I’ve ever tried, it’s toothsome without being too sweet.
Also found at Whole Foods was “Cook’s Vanilla Powder.”
I used it to add a soft vanilla flavor in the background without the metallic or harsh aftertaste vanilla extract can sometimes leave.
It can also be used in baked goods and smoothies. It was definitely a fun find. Enjoy!