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Crockpot oatmeal

January 13th, 2011 at 04:35 pm

It's darn cold here. I mean, bone chilling, wind whipping frigid. I'm sure it is worse some places, but I hate going out when it hurts to breath and getting up in the morning seems to be an challenge in either endurance or ignorance...those wood floors are frosty and we keep our house pretty cool.

As I get ready to go to work, cold cereal isn't making my day. I was looking at some recipes for using the Crockpot to fix oatmeal so it's hot and ready when I get up. One recipe said to add all the ingredients and put it on low...the thing that worried me was it said add the half and half. I thought that might curdle it or something. I looked at two other recipes and it mentioned just adding the oatmeal and water and then adding the half and half right before you eat it. I don't have half and half so it would be good ole' milk, but I think I might try that.

I'm thinking this might be a good, warm, cheap breakfast. One one of the sites, the person wrote that they make extra and put the leftovers in the fridge in a loaf pan. When it sets up they slice it and put it in the microwave for another hot breakfast.

Just wondering if anyone else has tried this.

4 Responses to “Crockpot oatmeal”

  1. Savings Queen Says:

    Yummie!!! Sounds perfect for a frosty winter morning!

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Ive made oatmeal in the crockpot before and it turned out good, but I didnt use half and half...so I am not so sure about that. I usually make a pot in the evening and put sevings in ziploc baggies with brown sugar, butter and a little milk...then just grab a bag to go and heat it at work when I get hungry. Nothing like hot oatmeal in the winter!!!

  3. Homebody Says:

    I make the old fashioned oatmeal (Irish kind) since it takes so long, and then I freeze the rest in individual servings. I think it microwaves up just fine. I do add my brown sugar when I first cook it. Easy to take to work if you have a micro there, that is what I used to do.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    I tried it last night. I did not put the half and half in (or milk), and I used old fashioned oatmeal. It was tasty, but since I go to bed so darn early, it cooked a little long, but it tasted good. I think I'd experiment with it again -- at least I had a hot breakfast this morning.

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