Okay so I just want to start off by apologizing in advance as the photo’s are not the prettiest But seriously, how pretty can oatmeal really be? Hehe, I tried my best but just be assured that this slow cooker oatmeal TASTES amazing!
So what is this week’s edition of Friday Fare? … Slow cooker oatmeal!
Slow Cooker Oatmeal
My boyfriend bought me a slow cooker a few weeks back and I am literally obsessed with it. It has made meal prep and meals in general so much easier. I mean seriously, all you do is add your ingredients (plus chopping stuff if you need too, which can take a while actually as slow Alice found out) into the slow cooker, set it to low or high, and then leave it for several hours. And voila! Delicious food in mass quantities, mmmmm.
Told you the photo’s wouldn’t be fantastic 🙁 SO delicious though
I discovered the idea of slow cooker oatmeal while just searching the web trying to look for alternatives to overnight oats. I really like overnight oats but it’s cold .. and I really like a warm and comforting breakfast. Slow cooker oatmeal presented a lovely way to have a warm and delicious breakfast with minimal effort involved! I like my oatmeal really creamy and rich so I used unsweetened almond and coconut milk as my liquid, but feel free to substitute half for water if you want a less rich oatmeal.
This meal is full of protein and complex carbohydrates and is extremely filling and should keep you feeling full for a good three to four hours.
- 1/2 cup dry steel cut oats
- 2 and 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or sub for any milk you like)
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 1. Put all ingredients into your slow cooker
- 2. Set slow cooker to 'LOW' setting and let the oats cook for 4 hours
- 3. Eat! You can add anything to these oats (after they are cooked though, I added fruit into the slow cooker and each time it turned out nasty). Some idea's are fresh fruit, honey, natural peanut butter, unsweetened cocoa powder, nuts .. the world is your oyster!
I hope you enjoyed this edition of Friday Fare. Now there is no excuse to not eat breakfast since you can make it ahead of time and then just leave them in the slow cooker with the setting set to ‘WARM’ 🙂