Monday, February 21, 2011


After getting the news that my cholesterol numbers were a little high, I was willing to try anything to lower it naturally and avoid going on medications. And what better way to do so than by adding oatmeal to my daily routine?

Oatmeal is packed full of soluble fiber (the kind that lowers your cholesterol), insoluble fiber (helps with digestion of food) and high in protein (which will help keep you feeling fuller longer).  And that's the short list of what good oatmeal can bring to your body!  Make sure to avoid instant oatmeal which is often times full of added sugar.

So, you may ask why Steel Cut vs Rolled Oats?  Check this article out Eat Clean Works for more information. It really does just come down to preference of texture.

Crock Pot Oatmeal

  • 2 c Steel Cut Oats (not instant)
  • 4 c Water
  • 4 c All Natural Apple Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 4 Apples (Fuji or Gala is what I have used) Peeled and Chopped
  • 1/3 c Flaxseed Meal
  • Honey
    1)  Add all ingredients to a crock pot (slow cooker).
    2)  Stir.
    3) Cook overnight on lowest setting (I use warm on mine) OR you can cook on high for about 4 hours during the day.
    4) Drizzle with honey. Serve.

    NOTE: It's best to spray the sides of the crock pot with cooking spray or rub with olive oil/coconut oil to avoid sticking.
    This recipe makes around 10-12 servings of oatmeal.  I like to transfer it to individual bowls to have on hand each morning already portioned out.


    UPDATE: If I make this again I will probably omit the apple juice (unless I make fresh) and just add more honey before I eat it. We no longer buy concentrated juices. I also probably won't peel the apples either.


    1. We've been trying to eat more oatmeal in the mornings (mostly because it's so good for you, and it's on my low-glycemic diet). This sounds awesome - I can't wait to make it!

    2. I eat this almost every day for breakfast! Make sure you drizzle with honey:)