Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Easy Oatmeal

The flavors of fall have always been a favorite. As the weather turns and the crisp winds blows right through us, it is comforting to dive into a warm bowl of yummy goodness. Last weekend I made oatmeal overnight in the crockpot. The hope was to rise early, enjoy a hearty breakfast, and then explore a nearby metro park. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate but we were still able to enjoy a great breakfast.

Easy Oatmeal
4 cups milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups old fashioned oats
2 cups chopped apple
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts

Coat the inside of a 3-4 quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and mix well. Cover and cook on WARM or LOW setting overnight, or 7-8 hours. In the morning, stir well and serve. Be careful not to overcook.

Honestly, I have no idea where this recipe came from - my mother-in-law clipped it and gave it to many months ago. Everyone gobbled it up, including Ava who ate her serving, half of grandma's, and several bites from grandpa's bowl.
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Cat said...

I love crockpot oatmeal! Mike loves it, too, but Simon won't touch it, especially if we put dried fruit in. Sigh. I've been making some yummy oatmeal in the micro, though. Not as good, but it'll do.