This recipe can be made in the slow cooker OR instant pot, and it's great for a quick nutritious breakfast. Put this in the crockpot at night and just serve in the morning. Or if you have time in the morning you can make this using a pressure cooker like the Instant Pot. As opposed to traditional oatmeal, the steel cut variety is less processed (it’s basically the oat kernel cut in 2-3 pieces). Steel cut oats have a nutty flavor and an interesting texture when cooked well. Generally oatmeal has a low glycemic index. This means the energy that you get is released more slowly and evenly, so you feel full longer. I love having this in the wintertime especially. Find out what your kids’ favorite toppings are, like dates, bananas, nuts, fruit, or raisins.