Overnight Crock Pot Beetroot & Blueberry Oats

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It’s another one of my overnight crock pot steel-cut oats series! I always try to switch up my oatmeals each week. There was one week I decided to be creative and use beetroot and blueberries for a delicious pink(ish) oatmeal. This one might take a bit more work to prepare, but it really is worth it!

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/4 cups steel-cut oats
  • 3 cups milk/water
  • 1/2 cups blueberries, divided
  • 1 beetroot, roasted or boiled
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1-2 tbsp chia seeds or ground flax
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 10-12 dates, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt (optional)

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Grease your crock pot with a little bit of coconut oil (or butter for non-vegans). Add the oats, chia or flax, mashed banana, dates, 1/4 cup of blueberries, and salt to it.

To your high-powered blender, add the milk/water, 1/4 cup of the blueberries, vanilla, cinnamon, and beet. Blend until incorporated (you can blend until smooth, but it’s okay to have a bit of chunks if you desire). You may need to add a bit more milk/water if it does not equal 3 and 3/4 cups in the end, as you typically want a 1:3 part steel-cut oat to liquid ratio.

Pour the wet into the crock pot, and give a stir. Set on low for 3-4 hours, switching to the warm setting just before bed. Enjoy!

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One thought on “Overnight Crock Pot Beetroot & Blueberry Oats”

  1. Have you ever checked out myoatmeal.com? You can create custom oatmeal blends. I mixed one up that has the chia seeds already in it! I still add fruits and stuff when I cook them up in my slow cooker but a great way to get some extra flavor.

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