Baked Crock Pot Oatmeal

9:47:00 PM

This year I'm trying to be a good mom and make sure the kids have a good breakfast each morning, and by good, I mean something other than a bowl of sugar cereal or a piece of toast...not that anything is wrong with that, mind you - but we all know that cereal and toast are a midnight snack food, not a breakfast staple...

ahem.

Anyway, I found a few recipes on pinterest a while back that made me think about using my crock pot for breakfast.  Why not?  I use my dutch oven all the time, and it's basically the same principle, right?  And since the recipes have been a big hit, I'm going to blog them so I know where to find the darn things later when I want to make them again.

So - here we go.

Baked Oatmeal

2 cups rolled oats
4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar
8 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups cubed apples

1) Spray your crock pot with non-stick cooking spray (Do NOT forget this part, trust me.)
2) Combine all of the above in the crock pot and give it a good stir.  I think if I make this again, I'd add raisins, or maybe some nutmeg.  (mmmmmm....nutmeg.)
3) Set the timer so that your crock  pot will cook on low for 7 hours.
4) Go to bed.
5) Wake up to a crock full of oatmeal fresh and hot and ready.

You may want to serve the oatmeal with extra brown sugar on top.  My oldest didn't think it had enough flavor, where my son said, "It's like the spices are dancing in my mouth!"  I liked it just as it was, so did the husband.  Maybe the teenager is just being picky.

I didn't take pictures, because,well, I didn't think about it at the time.  Sorry  I'll promise to do better.

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