We are huge fans of steel cut oatmeal. Once we tried it a couple years ago we have not looked back. Jack in particular loves it. He will frequently ask for oatmeal for breakfast. For a while he loved it with cinnamon and brown sugar sprinkled on top. Then the favorite was with a spoon full of peanut butter on top.
I figured as a treat I would let him have chocolate peanut butter oatmeal. The first time I tried this it was a complete failure. I made it in the slow cooker and used cocoa powder, trying to cut down on the added sugar. The next morning it was crackled and black on the top since the cocoa floated to the top!
Lucky for us we tried it again. It may be the easy way out, but using Nutella was so yummy! Plus the peanut butter and chocolate chips garnished on top were popular. The boys all enjoyed it as did I. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Bring the milk to low boil in a small medium sauce pan over medium high heat. Add the oats and continue to let boil for one minute. Lower heat to lowest setting and simmer for 25-30 minutes, uncovered and stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and Nutella. If desired, garnish with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, chopped peanuts….endless options!
Yields 4 servings