I have found the perfect solution for those who want a healthy breakfast but have no time (or desire!) to cook first thing in the a.m. Crockpot Oatmeal. It’s fantastic! We hear over and over again how breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s true – so give it a try – even the kids will love it, it’s that good!
Crock Pot Oatmeal
2 cups steel cut oats (can substitute rolled or old fashioned oats, or mix 1 cup each)
1/3 cup brown sugar (more or less to taste)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
4 cups water
Spray inside of crock pot with cooking spray or wipe with oil. Mix all ingredients, cover and cook on low overnight. I’ve found that crockpot cooking temps vary greatly so you may need to adjust water amount and cooking time accordingly.
You can also add fruit, such as 2 sliced apples, prior to cooking. Or serve and then let everyone choose their own stir-ins – fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, milk, butter. Yum!
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge and easily heated in the microwave.