Monday, April 29, 2013

Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

I've tried to make slow cooker oatmeal before and it didn't turn out. I keep seeing all these recipes on Pinterest and it looks and sounds so easy. I thought I'd chance it again only this time using steel cut oats. I searched for a recipe and found one from Alton Brown. You can see it here on Food Network.

I started it about 9:35 pm last night. The recipe said to cook on low for nine hours. I got up this morning in anticipation of a fantastic tasting bowl of oatmeal. You can't imagine my reaction when I opened the lid of the crock pot at 6:15 am! It was all soupy and not thick looking at all. There were big hunks on the top of it. I stirred it and it still didn't look any better. I was like.....seriously?! this failed again! 

I told my husband it didn't look like we'd be having oatmeal. For some reason instead of turning it off, I turned it on the warm setting. I came back about an hour later, stirred it again and much to my surprise it looked so much better! It was much thicker and I don't know what happened to all the big hunks, but there were gone. 

Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

I scooped some into a bowl (sorry forgot to take a photo of that!) and added some cinnamon, brown sugar, dried cranberries and some chopped walnuts. It was delicious!! I'm hooked now. I will definitely be making this over and over.

Here's the recipe with the changes that I made:

Overnight Oatmeal
(adapted from Alton Brown)

1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
1/2 cup So Delicious Original Coconut Milk
couple shakes of salt - not too much
a little bit of vanilla

Add all ingredients to crock pot, stir and cook on low for 9 hours. 

I think the next time I might even decrease the amount of water by either a half or one cup just to see if it's less soupy in the morning. 

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Rekaya Gibson said...

I'm going to try this. How much does this make? Thanks for sharing.

Patty Albertson said...

I'm sorry Rekaya! I forgot to add the serving amount. The recipe said 4 servings. I think it will also depend on how large/small you make your serving. It is delicious! I'm almost ready to make another batch :)

Lacey said...

I am going to have to remember this! We used to make our oatmeal in the rice cooker, but someone (the husband) had to get up early and start it. This would be brilliant!

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