Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wake up to something yummy...

Overnight Crock Pot Oatmeal

1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
1 fresh apple peeled and chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 - tsp vanilla extract
2-3 Tablespoons cinnamon

First off find a bowl that will hold four cups of liquid, and fit inside your crock pot with the lid on. Measure out one cup of Steele cut oats. Pour that into the inner bowl. Add the four cups of water, milk or half and half, brown sugar, vanilla, butter and cinnamon sugar. If you would like to add dried fruit or a cut up apple the add it as well. Fill the crock with water to about halfway. Set the inner bowl in the crock and see how high the water rises. Add more water in the crock if necessary. Try to match it so that the water reaches about the same height on the outside of the oats bowl or just below the bowl. Place the lid on your crock pot. Set on low and go to bed. When you get up the next morning your oatmeal should be cooked

This water bath method works the best. You will not wake up to a sticky mess, just yummy deliciousness. Almost like having warm apple pie for breakfast, without all the work!

1 comment:

  1. now i have got to try this! sounds delicious and my kids love oatmeal (they have it monday through friday for breakfast) and then we splurge on the weekends! yummy!