Overnight Oatmeal

January 24, 2012

Breakfast will be ready before you!

By: Jeff Wirtz
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Have a hard time getting out the door in the morning?  Save some time by making breakfast the night before. 

1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
1 apple, peeled and  diced 
1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups water 
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Coat inside of slow cooker with cooking spray.  
2. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker.  
3. Stir ingredients, cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
4. Serve hot with your choice of additional ingredients, for example: chopped nuts, milk, honey. maple syrup, fruit


1) Suzanne said:
This is a great recipe for cold mornings. I usually put toppings out next to it and let the kids choose. They gobble it up. Don't turn it on until the second you go to bed though. It does tend to cook quicker than 7-8 hours.
2 years, 6 months ago
2) Erica said:
Thank you for opening my eyes to see my crock pot as useful for what can be the most stressful time of the day for me! I think using applesauce instead of apples is gonna work better for my 'texture sensitive' family members, and add a little ground flax seed for a boost of omegas. Thanks again ;)
2 years, 6 months ago
3) laurie said:
LOVE this oatmeal my best friend, at sugarfreemom.com, has a fabulous sugare free reciepe too she's got a fb page w/a link if you're interested...
2 years, 6 months ago
4) Jenn said:
I can't wait to try this tonight - I was just saying that I need to eat Oatmel again in the mornings but it takes to much time. This sounds GREAT!!!
2 years, 6 months ago
5) Stephanie B said:
Has anyone made this for a large group? I need an easy breakfast for an overnight field trip for my kids' class. There will be 24 total. Just wondering if I multiplied this recipe by six if it would cook in 7-8 hours. thanks
2 years, 6 months ago
6) Jennifer Steller said:
I've experimented with this quite a bit, and have found the solution to not having the oatmeal stick to the pot. Make a water bath by putting in about 3 cups of water in the crockpot, then place your oatmeal and other ingredients in a greased pyrex bowl in the water bath. (I put 2 C oats, 5 C water, 1/2 tsp salt in the bowl, and it serves 4. Everyone then sweetens to their taste.) It comes out perfectly and there is no crusty mess!
11 months ago

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