It can be a hard thing in the morning to cram in breakfast, especially if you like to stay in bed until the last possible minute like me. I was cruising the internet a few weeks ago and I stumbled upon several slow cooker recipe sites. You see, I have had a slow cooker since my senior year of high school. It came with of one of the scholarships that I won (what can I say, I went to school in the country…lol). Anywho, it hasn’t been used as much as I wanted over the years, so I have been trying to find ways to incorporate it more. I never thought about using it for breakfast.
I love oatmeal—more specifically, I love Irish style steel-cut oatmeal, but it must be cooked for at least 20 minutes. And if you are like me, you don’t have that much time during the work week. I decided to see if I could follow the recipe found on the back of the oatmeal canister using my cooker ( I added my own touch with apples, cinnamon, and raisins):
2 cups of Rice or Almond Milk
2 cups of water
1 cup of steel-cut oatmeal
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 peeled apple, cut up into bite sized pieces
1/4 cup of raisins
Place all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and turn it on the lowest setting. Let it cook overnight. I started mine around 11pm and it was ready for me at 7am. Yummy! This batch is enough to last the whole work week (but that will also depend on your serving portion). I always have a glass of my green juice before it (or during the course of the morning).