Cold winter mornings are the worst. Knowing that I have to crawl out of my nice warm bed into the cold air, stumble down the stairs and get the kiddos ready for school. . . Sometimes I just wish there were a nice, hot breakfast waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs.
Well, with Overnight Crock Pot Oatmeal there is! With this recipe there will be plenty of oatmeal to feed 4-6 adults. Don’t need to feed that many? Just toss it in the fridge and reheat the next day.
Oatmeal is a frugal person’s friend. Oats can be purchased inexpensively at most stores-and if you have the option of a bulk food/healthfood store you can pay even less. Oatmeal is also an extremely healthy & filling breakfast. It is naturally high in fiber and low in fat.
*****NOTE: People have been experiencing difficulty with this recipe-coming out way too soupy & mushy. I did a huge experiment, with help from readers, to try to figure it out. Please check the info out before you cook.*****
Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal
1 cup steel cut or regular oats (NOT Quick Oats!)
4 cups water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 TBS butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
Combine all in crockpot and cook on low for 8hrs. Serve with milk & cinnamon sugar.
Add up to 1 C raisins/dried fruit before cooking.
Add 1 chopped fresh apple before cooking.
Top with fresh fruit (in season) or canned fruit (drained).
Add a pat of butter or a dollop of jam/preserves.
Drizzle with honey.