Saturday, January 2, 2010
Oatmeal in a slow cooker? Why even bother? Because the cooker takes a pretty average breakfast meal to completely delicious. I mean, the best oatmeal you'll ever taste.
This is perfect when you have overnight guests or just for a cozy Saturday breakfast. Heck, you can even make it for any day of the week. Who doesn't love waking up to breakfast already made?
It's key to use a small slow cooker (1 1/2 to 2 1/2 quarts). Anything larger and the oatmeal will overcook.
I got this from Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook.
Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats or thick-cut rolled oats
2 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, to your taste
Pinch of salt
2 1/2 cups water or a combo of water and apple juice
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium apple or pear, peeled, cored and chopped
1. Combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-9 hours or overnight, or on HIGH for 2-3 hours.
2. Stir the oatmeal well and serve with milk or cream.