Crockpot Oatmeal

It’s one of the things that got us through the winter up here. I hope I can still enjoy it as the weather heats up.

Just before you go to bed put the following in the crockpot.

  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 8 cups water

You can spray the inside of the pot with some non-stick spray oil. Mine usually sticks anyway, but I think it helps at least. Turn the pot onto low. In the morning you’ll have some yummy oatmeal. Store it in the fridge all week. Each morning scoop some in a bowl, add some milk and sliced bananas and microwave.

Optional things you can add before cooking:

  • add 1/2 cup of raisins. Personally, I don’t like the resulting texture.
  • A couple of tablespoons of butter cut in small pieces.

Rumor has it that Oprah loves this recipe.

Written on May 2, 2008