orange honey steel cut oats

 

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!

orange honey steel cut oats

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

Ingredients orange honey steel cut oats orange honey steel cut oats

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

orange honey steel cut oats

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1-2 cinnamon sticks, (optional)

¼ teaspoon salt orange honey steel cut oats

1 teaspoon Vanilla Powder* (optional )

orange honey steel cut oats

3 Tablespoons peach, orange, mango jam *

orange honey steel cut oats

1 teaspoon orange blossom honey*

Pomegranate seeds

Chopped Pecans

Directions

Gather the ingredients:  steel cut oats, water, milk, cinnamon, salt, vanilla powder, jam and cinnamon sticks.

orange honey steel cut oats

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.

orange honey steel cut oats orange honey steel cut oats

In the morning, scoop the warm oats into individual bowls for your family.

orange honey steel cut oats

Top with chopped pecans, pomegranate seeds and orange-blossom honey.

orange honey steel cut oats

Wouldn’t it be great if  your morning breakfast looked like this?

orange honey steel cut oats

Chef’s Notes

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.

orange honey steel cut oats

*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!

orange honey steel cut oats orange honey steel cut oats

Overnight Orange Spiced Steel Cut Oats with Pomegranate and Orange-Blossom Honey

5 minutes

7 hours

7 hours, 5 minutes

3 Cups

Overnight Orange Spiced Steel Cut Oats with Pomegranate and Orange-Blossom Honey

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 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
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-2 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Powder* (optional )
  • 3 Tablespoons peach, orange, mango jam *
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom honey*
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Chopped Pecans

Instructions

  1. Directions
  2. Gather the ingredients: steel cut oats, water, milk, cinnamon, salt, vanilla powder, jam and cinnamon sticks.
  3. Combine the ingredients in a crock pot, stir together well, place on the lid and turn the heat to low.
  4. Let it cook for 7 -8 hours while you slumber.
  5. In the morning, scoop the warm oats into individual bowls for your family.
  6. Top with chopped pecans, pomegranate seeds and orange-blossom honey.
  7. Chef’s Notes
  8. 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.
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orange honey steel cut oats Carlee Siggy

20 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. January 14th, 2013 at 7:51 am
    Rachel says:
    You've got to be kidding me... this looks beyond delicious! Oh man, I'm so making this immediately.
  2. January 14th, 2013 at 12:18 pm
    Missy says:
    This looks divine! I can't wait until tomorrow morning when I wake up to this fabulousness! Also, LOVE the pics!!!
  3. January 15th, 2013 at 10:06 am
    Shelley says:
    Holy smokes Carlee!!! These pictures are divine!!!! On my shopping list.
  4. January 15th, 2013 at 10:45 am
    Ashley g says:
    I am addicted to oatmeal. Thanks so much for these recipes. Looks amazing.
  5. January 15th, 2013 at 8:06 pm
    Stephanie says:
    This breakfast looks absolutley AMAZING. I will definitley be making this. All the tips are incredibly helpful, from the brands to use to cleaning the crockpot. And the photos - holy cow- I could practically eat them! Beautiful.
  6. January 16th, 2013 at 9:21 am
    Sue says:
    This looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe. Do you think it would double very well? I've got two hungry boys in my house that would eat it all and leave none for me!
    • January 26th, 2013 at 2:21 pm
      Carlee says:
      Hi, Sue! Yes, this does double extremely well; but be cautious about doubling the salt, just a tich more is needed instead of adding another 1/4 teaspoon. Thank you for giving it a go!
  7. January 16th, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    Cristi Damec says:
    I love the idea of having breakfast already made when I wake up... especially something as yummy as this!! I am making it!
  8. January 17th, 2013 at 7:37 am
    Pam says:
    The recipe looks awesome! And forgive me if someone has asked in the past; I'm kind of new; but what kind of measuring cup is that? It's pretty and I'd love to get a set.
    • January 19th, 2013 at 7:58 pm
      Carlee says:
      Hi there! I bought the measuring spoons and "measuring" aqua blue cup from Anthropologie; but the aqua cup isn't for measuring - it came with the tiniest, cutest little spoon. I think it's to be used for sprinkling salt or other spices on your plated dish, but I loved the shape, too, and decided to use it for my oatmeal scoop. Thank you for noticing the details!
  9. January 18th, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    Susan says:
    This was an absolutely wonderful way to begin the day! My parents had their yearly physicals, so they could not eat before their appointments, after ~ they stopped at my house and we all had a yummy delicious breakfast. Thank you sooooooo much for sharing....
    • January 19th, 2013 at 8:00 pm
      Carlee says:
      I am so pleased! It has become the way my family and I start our mornings, too. Thank you so much for trying it out!
  10. January 19th, 2013 at 7:56 pm
    Betsy says:
    This looks so delicious! I'm kind of new to the steel cuts oats--why them and not rolled oats? Thanks!
  11. January 24th, 2013 at 8:29 pm
    Emily Fonnesbeck says:
    Carlee you are amazing woman! The photos are absolutely gorgeous and the little details like the blue measuring cups and ceramic measuring spoons make this so beautiful. Also, can I mention the actual food looks and sounds fantastic?! I'm definitely trying this, but I only have the giant slow cooker and I think I need to invest in a smaller one for these kinds of things. Thanks so much for the brilliant ideas!
    • January 26th, 2013 at 2:39 pm
      Carlee says:
      Thank you Emily! This was a really fun post to create and EAT! I experimented with my 6 qt. slow cooker as well as my small 2 qt. cooker and they both worked well. The larger slow cooker needed a little more water added to the original recipe, like 1 cup more - so it maintained its creamy texture and didn't dry out overnight; it worked fantastic when I doubled the recipe, with the extra water. I have found the small cooker works well with the original recipe when doubled,too; it's just as creamy, and easier to clean!
  12. March 4th, 2013 at 12:29 am
    Renee says:
    Where do you find steel cut oats and how do they compare in price to regular oatmeal?
  13. March 4th, 2013 at 12:29 am
    Renee says:
    Where do you find steel cut oats and how do they compare in price to regular oatmeal?
  14. March 14th, 2013 at 5:58 pm
    Dawn says:
    OH.MY.GOODNESS. I want to be sitting at this table! This looks so yummy...and pretty too! LOVE the dishes!!
  15. June 29th, 2014 at 7:46 pm
    Josh says:
    This was delicious! Thanks for sharing!
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