January 28, 2013

Brekky on the Ready

Thursday night we tried something new: Crockpot Oatmeal. I never think to use my crockpot enough, especially for breakfast but I'm glad we did! I started looking at a whole bunch of recipes and ended up combining several to come up with this...the bad part is I am really bad about exact amounts and remembering what I did (I know, cover your eyes, Robin) but I think this is pretty close:

I think the main thing is to cook it on low so it doesn't get all porridge-like.  I added more water than normal and the consistency was good. If you find it too think in the morning, add some more water or milk. Also, beware of the mini crockpots. I'm not sure if they all have adjustable temps and you might wake up with an oatmeal brick in your crockpot.
I like a little crunch to my oatmeal, so I would have definitely added the walnuts if I had had them. I don't even like oatmeal all that much, but I did like this (said the pregnant person.)
I'm off to make blueberry pancakes this morning, as it is National Blueberry Pancake Day. Not lying. I wouldn't lie to you...and neither would Google.
Happy Monday, peeps.


Kate@StillRoomToGrow said...

I too want to start using my crock pot more often. My problem is recipes never sound that good, or if i do make it it looks like dog food and my family won't touch it. Well, add it to my to do list..."scour the internet for crock pot recipes to make my life easier,"....
i'm gonna try this one tomorrow. It makes me so happy to see posts by you!

Mary said...

well, that looks delish!
thank, girlie!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

i'm the same way about recipes. i just add a little of this and a little of that. sometimes great things are created. unfortunately, i'm not that good because mostly bad things happen. i ought to learn a lesson.

anyways, i've been wanting to try this. thanks for the nudge!

~rachel~ said...

You should try it with steel cut oats. So good! :). My husband hates oatmeal but will eat the steel cut in the crockpot.

Blissful Blooms said...

Yum! This would be great for helping with the crazy Sunday morning rush! Thanks for the recipe!

Jennifer S. said...

Yummy! I need a crockpot. I keep breaking mine!

Etheline said...

It's so nice to have you back friend:)

Farmgirl Paints said...

top of the afternoon to ya. love your recipe...gonna have to whip out the crock pot;)

Privet and Holly said...

Checking in on
you, my blooming
friend : ) and glad
to hear that you are
feeling great and
coming up with
yummy new recipes.
I will most definitely
try this, as the brown
sugar means that
my teens will feel
spoiled and loved ~
I usually go all high
protein on them,
except for waffle

Stay well,
xo Suzanne

Sarah said...

Yum! I don't like oatmeal either, gonna give this a shot today!

Kelly said...

I wasn't a real big oatmeal fan (it was a texture thing for me) until I was pregnant with my youngest and then I couldn't eat it enough! I think I ate it every day! I tried to eat some a few days after we came home from the hospital and barely made it through one bite. I've finally figured out a way to make it that I like but I certainly don't eat it every day anymore! :)

On a completely unrelated side note, I started watching One Tree Hill on Netflix last week. Towards the end of season one, the mom, played by Moira Kelly, cut & straightened her hair and I think she looks so much like you! (which I hope doesn't sound weird coming from a stranger!)

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