After making oatmeal in the crockpot, I had a large amount left over, way too much to just throw away. I had read several places that it reheated well in the microwave, so I put all of the left overs into the fridge. My super picky daughter would pull some out, and re-heat it before breakfast… and after several days I used up the last of it by making Oatmeal Waffle. Best waffles ever.
Yesterday morning my super picky 7-year-old asked if there was any oatmeal left. I told her no, but I would make some for her, for today. So last night I started the crockpot, and instead of adding brown sugar to the oats, I dumped in some honey. Now I only use local honey, as it helps my husband and kids with pollen allergies, so we are killing two birds with one stone here. This morning, one child said it was sweet enough the other wanted just a small amount of brown sugar in hers (it does have specific flavor that I think she was after) and they both added a bit of cinnamon, since I didn’t add too much of that because of picky husband man.
Long story short, I will be definitely be looking for a cheaper source for steel cut oatmeal, as the $7 can had about 4 .5 C of oats and I have emptied it already. This has made a wonderful addition to our staple foods, plus, it stores longer, when in a sealed container, than rolled oats, so you can keep a larger amount on hand, assuming you have storage space, of course.