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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Crock-Pot Oatmeal

Ever find yourself short on time in the morning for a good breakfast?  Then you need a crock pot & you can make yourself oatmeal!!  I've made this twice so far.  The first time hubby complained that he doesn't like salt in his oats & the second time hubby had the idea of throwing a cinammon stick in there as well.  Oatmeal is one of those things that everyone likes to finish off in a different way.  I like mine with a little salt, butter, & maple syrup.  So I wasn't sure I was gonna like the cinammon flavor with that, but I have to say it was REALLY good.  I will definitely add the cinammon stick again the next time we make it.  (I buy the large ones at the Mexican grocery store--or in TJ--& I used about half of one of those)  I read that you can add cut up apples also.  But I read that raisins don't do well with the long cooking time.  I am sad that my little toddler cannot partake of this with us, since he's allergic to oats.  Therefore, I plan to try this method with other hot cereals in the future--millet, cream of wheat, creamy rice, etc.  If they turn out well I will post those recipes as well.

Crock-Pot Oatmeal

1 1/4 Cups rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 Cups water

*combine ingredients in slow cooker, cover, & cook on low for 8 hours or overnight

1 comment:

Danielle-Marie said...

Let me know how this works with the cream of wheat! Not a huge oatmeal fan but I loooove cream of wheat.