Monday, February 13, 2012

Oatmeal for Breakfast.... fixed in the crock pot while you sleep

In the winter when it's cold outside I really like eating oatmeal for breakfast.  There's just something about a warm meal that sticks to your ribs on a cold day and makes the snow and ice bearable.  I found this great recipe that cooks in your crock pot overnight while you sleep.  And you can pick and choose some of the ingredients according to your own tastes and likes.  I used apples and cranberries in mine, but you could easily use raisins and pecans or just eat it plain.  Simpley put your ingredients into the crock pot, turn it on and go to sleep.  When you wake up you will have a hot and nurshing breakfast waiting on you.

Ingredients:  1 cup steel cut oatmeal, 1 T. Cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 2 1/2 cups milk, 2 cups water.  (Optional ingredients to suit your tastes; 1 appled sliced, 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 cup pecans, 1/2 cup cranberries)
Tip: I used a crock pot liner to help make clean up easy, but if you don't have one, just grease your crock pot really good with a spray cooking oil.

Directions: Place ingredients in a greased crock pot.  Set to low.  Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours.  Serves: 6

Once I dished myself up a bowl, I added a little bit of brown sugar to the bowl and it really made the cinnamon and apple flavors pop.

This post was linked to: Mingle Monday on Add a Pinch, Made by You Mondays on Skip to my Lou,  Melt in your Mouth Monday on Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms,


Lana Wallpe said...

This sounds soooo good, and I am not usually a big fan of oatmeal. Maybe it sounds good because I am very cold right now?!!! Yum!

Anonymous said...

Will fix oatmeal recipe tonight. Sounds great and is healthier than pop tarts.

Courtney said...

Do you have to use steel cut oats or can you use regular oatmeal?

Deborah said...

I've been looking for a crock pot oatmeal recipe, and I wanted to also say it's nice to find a fellow 'Hoosier' here in blogville!! :) I've grabbed some of your other recipes, as well, and I'll be following! We've always wanted to live on a farm, and be more self sufficient ... anyone who is able, and does so, well, I must say, they are blessed!! Thanks for sharing this recipe and all the others ... can't wait to look around more! Have a wonderful day!! :)

DeeWalding said...

I'm making this one now ! I can't wait for breakfast ! 6" of snow on the ground..perfect !

jen said...

I was so anxious to try this but only had instant/regular was disasterous! Lol! I would say steel cut oats are a must! Trying again now...with steel cut oats this time. Can't wait til morning :-)

Ann said...

Total deliciousness!! Next time I may add an extra apple. I added a tiny bit of brown sugar & milk to the bowl before I ate it. Will be making this all winter!

Shell-Bell said...

So question: How does this store and work out for left overs. I'm really the only one that would eat it so it would last probably all week.

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