Winter is in full swing here in Pittsburgh. A few weeks ago I was kind of skeptical whether or not it going to to happen. It was nice to be able to wear my flip flops a little longer this year.
I am typically not a morning person and the thought of making breakfast sometimes is not always appealing. Thankfully Sophia is not a picky eater and is into bagels, cereal and fruit. So I thought I would make an overnight Crock-Pot Oatmeal breakfast.
I have never made Oatmeal in a Crock-Pot before, so I was actually excited to give it a whirl.
Not only was it super easy to make, but on Saturday morning the entire first floor of my house smelled like Apple-Cinnamon heaven. It’s almost worth just to make the Oatmeal so you can have scent through the whole house.
What You Need:
2 Whole Apples ( I used McIntosh Apples, diced)
1/3 C. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
2 C. Quaker Oats
4 C. Water
How to Make it:
- Put Apples, Brown Sugar and Cinnamon at the bottom of the Crock -Pot
- Pour 2 cups of Oatmeal and 4 cups of water on top. Don’t stir.
- Cook overnight for 8 – 9 hours on medium heat.
I personally really enjoyed this Oatmeal and so did Sophia!
It was absolutely perfect for Pittsburgh’s really cold morning..especially mornings that you weren’t expecting to wake up to snow. Definitely warmed us all up!
Normally when I eat Oatmeal I use milk instead of water. I am not much of a milk drinker, so when I can incorporate it into my diet..I do. I think I drank to much of it growing up…
So, I am wondering if I made this recipe with milk and instead of water if i would love it even more? Probably. So I may have to try in it the future.
If you happen to have those Crock-Pot liners it would be completely ideal to use them for this recipe. I noticed that some of the oatmeal really stuck to the sides of the Crock-Pot and was awful to clean.
What is your favorite breakfast on cold winter mornings?