I love a warm breakfast. I also love to sleep in. I also want to be healthy so I don’t want to heat up a pop-tart and call it good. Enter: Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal.
Seriously…I love making this! Grab your 1.5 quart or 2 quart crockpot and start throwing these ingredients in:
- 1 cup Steel Cut Oatmeal
- 4 cups Water
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
Put the lid on and set your crockpot to LOW. Now…go to bed!
- YOU WILL NEED TO BUY “STEEL-CUT’ OATS. These are sometimes called Irish Oats, and they are whole grain groats (the inner portion of the oat kernel) which have been cut into pieces. They take longer to cook than rolled oats, and in my opinion have a creamier consistency.
- If you only have a large crockpot, you are going to have to cook up A LOT of oatmeal to keep it from turning into a layer of burnt oat. If you are a fan of oatmeal and think you will make it a couple times a week, I would invest in a smaller crockpot. My 1.5 quart cost me $9 at BigLots. It is nice to have a smaller crockpot in addition to my larger one, as I don’t seem to prepare extra food that goes to waste.
- WW Points Plus Value: 5 points w/sugar, 4 points without
If you are cooking for picky little ones head over to RageAgainstTheMinivan to check out her suggestion.