Monthly Archives: October 2010

Crockpot Oatmeal

I am a creature of habit, especially regarding food. I can go to the same restaurant for a week and order the same thing every time. Part of it is fear: fear of ordering something and hating it and regretting my decision and part of it is just plain habit- I like the same stuff.  Every morning I eat oatmeal for breakfast. For a while I was eating this delicious homemade oatmeal from Umpqua Oats (the Mostly Sunny is my favorite), but that started to get pricey, so I decided to try a new routine.

I started buying Quaker oatmeal, but I it didn’t taste quite right and I mixed the thick texture of the old oatmeal. So last night, I tried making oatmeal¬†in a crockpot from this recipe I found online:

Crockpot Oatmeal Recipe

Makes 8 servings

Estimated calorie count ter serving: 256 calories, 6 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 49 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein, 1% Vitamin A, 6% Vitamin C, 5% calcium, 8% iron

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups steel cut oats (not instant or rolled oats, we used these )
  • 6-8 cups water, depending on how long the oatmeal will cook (we used 6 cups water and 2 cups almond milk to try something new)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 apples, peeled and diced (we used 1 large fiji)
  • 1 cup raisins

Directions:

  1. Put all of your ingredients in to your slow cooker and cook on low. (For our crockpot that means 8 hours). *Note, if you’re planning to cook the oatmeal 8 hours or longer, use 8 cups of water. If you want to cook it less than 8 hours, use 6 cups of water.

Below is a visual rundown of the recipe (it’s an easy one, so don’t worry):

We got all of our ingredients out

Then started adding everything into the crockpot…(I used 6 cups water, 2 cups almond milk to see if the texture would be different)

Adding into the pot

Peeling

chopping

All ready and now set to cook for 8 hours

AND…

Delicious!

It made over 8 cups of oatmeal, so I put it in tupperware and put it in the fridge. To reheat I add a little almond milk to keep it from getting too mushy.

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