Why choose between banana bread and oatmeal when you can have both? This overnight Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oats recipe smells and tastes just like banana bread with all the nutritional benefits of steel cut oatmeal.
2very ripe bananasmashed or pureed until smooth (I used frozen ones I had in my freezer)
4 - 6tablespoonsbrown sugardepending on how sweet you like your oatmeal
1cupsteel cut oatsdo not substitute quick cooking or rolled oats as the consistency of the oatmeal will be off
Place heatproof bowl in your slow cooker. Stir together milk, mashed banana, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, salt and oats in heatproof bowl. Fill the slow cooker with enough water so it is about one inch from the top of the bowl. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.
When ready to serve, carefully remove hot bowl from slow cooker. Gently stir oatmeal until it is thoroughly combined. Serve with nuts, banana slices and extra brown sugar, if desired.
Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to one week or frozen in individual portions. Gently reheat with enough milk for desired consistency.