Slow Cooker Oatmeal

12 Mar

My friend, Erin Kunert, over on GreatIdeasByErin, asked for slow cooker recipes to add to her blog. Of course, I didn’t hesitate to contribute! In addition to providing a link to my Vegetarian French Onion Soup, I also jotted down my ever-trusted slow cooker oatmeal recipe to share with her readers. I think I’ll share it with you too.

Slow Cooker Oatmeal

  • 1 C steel cut oats
  • 4 C water
  • 4 tbsp cinnamon (or less)
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 2-3 chopped apples

The night before: Spray slow cooker with PAM, add all dry ingredients, mix well, then add the water. Mix again. Cover, set to “low” for 6-8 hours (or high for 4 hours).

In the morning, mix well again, serve in bowls, and enjoy hot! This also makes great leftovers – divide into 4 portions, stick in the fridge, and reheat as necessary, adding a bit of milk before doing so. Insanely healthy, delicious, and very versatile! I make this on Sunday nights, and I have breakfast for myself for the next 4 days.

You can also add in 4 tbsp flaxseed meal, or chia seeds – not necessary, but this has added health benefits, like fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

Be sure to check out the other slow cooker recipes that Erin was able to round-up! The slow cooker really is a great idea.

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3 Responses to “Slow Cooker Oatmeal”

  1. greatideasbyerin March 12, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    🙂 Thanks for the shout out!!

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