Saturday, March 17, 2012

Overnight Crock Pot Oatmeal

There is nothing better than waking up to an already cooked breakfast.  This was so easy to prep the night before, and I even got to sleep in.  I just told the hubs breakfast was in the crock pot and he took care of the rest.  My 4 year old little lady chowed down on this.  She ate 3 bowls for breakfast.  (They were kid size bowls mind you.)  Then she had another bowl for lunch.  It was a really delicious and filling breakfast. 

The idea behind this oatmeal is that you create a double boiler with your crock pot.  The oatmeal ends up so creamy.  Seriously, it is a great way to cook up some oatmeal. 

Overnight Crock Pot Oatmeal

1 - cup steel cut oats
4 - cups water
(if using a slow cooker liner decrease the water to 3 1/2 cups)
1/2 - cup half and half or milk
1 - cup dried fruit of choice, optional
(apples, raisins, cranberries, apricots etc)
1/4 - cup brown sugar
1 - tablespoon butter
1/2 - teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons cinnamon sugar


First off, find a glass bowl that will hold four cups of liquid, and fit inside your crock pot with the lid on. Measure out one cup of Steele cut oats. Pour that into the inner bowl. Add the four cups of water, milk or half and half, brown sugar, vanilla, butter and cinnamon sugar. If you would like to add dried fruit or a cut up apple add it as well. Fill the crock with water to about halfway.

Set the inner bowl in the crock pot and see how high the water rises. Add more water in the crock pot if necessary. Try to match it so that the water reaches about the same height on the outside of the oats bowl or just below the bowl. Place the lid on your crock pot. Set on low and go to bed. When you get up the next morning your oatmeal should be cooked perfectly in that steamy water bath.  Serves 4-6.

Recipe Source:  Mommy's Kitchen

1 comment:

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