Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Its that time of year again

Well it's that time of year again... chillier days, pumpkin spices, apples and cinnamon.  Love this time of year.  So when it rolls around I think of my trusty crock pot oatmeal recipe.  There is something about coming into the kitchen and having something cooked for you while you sleep.  This is one of those recipes.  When you don't have time for breakfast in the morning, try this.  It is so simple and it is such a great healthy start to the day!!

Before bed spray your crockpot with cooking spray or use butter, coconut oil whatever you have on hand.  Add 5 cups of water and 1/2 c milk, half and half, almond or coconut milk.  Again whatever you have on hand and if you have no milks, you can just use water.  To that add 1 cup steel cut oats. DO NOT USE INSTANT OAT AS YOU WILL HAVE A GUMMY MESS BY MORNING.  And that will make you mad first thing in the morning.

Then you can add or not add whatever you like.  Maple syrup, cinnamon, brown sugar, honey, raisins, apples, banana... whatever you enjoy.  I added some molasses sugar a friend gave me but use whatever you enjoy.

Turn the crockpot on low for 8 hours and when you wake up you will have a wonderful healthful pot of oatmeal ready for you to eat!!

How is that for easy?  And if you think you don't like oatmeal, you must try this.  It is SO MUCH more tasty than that packaged instant stuff that is loaded with sugars and artificial flavors.

this is what I came down to.  Perfectly cooked oats!!

bowl with added raspberries... yum.
Tip of the day:  Drag that crockpot out to try some new recipes!!!



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