Slow cooker overnight oatmeal is the perfect way to have a hot breakfast ready to go when you first wake up in the morning!
This delicious slow cooker overnight oatmeal breakfast will be ready for you when you wake up in the morning and you won’t have to lift a sleepy, coffee-deprived finger to do it. True story.
This bad boy will cook all night while you sleep. Yup. A full 8 hours!
Sorry, no, I can’t include the 8 hours of sleep with this recipe. I barely get that myself these days. But I can promise you a “wake-you-up-it’s-so-delicious” breakfast you’ll enjoy again and again this season. And all you have to do is throw it together the night before when you’re still somewhat conscious! How’s that for convenience?
SLOW COOKER OATMEAL
Oats are really a perfect slow cooker food if you get the ratio of oats to liquid just right. The resulting texture after cooking all night is pretty darned perfect. It’s almost like a creamy, sweet risotto that’s been made with great care. Add the right flavors and ingredients, and breakfast will be a thing of beauty.
OATMEAL BREAKFAST RECIPES:
- The Oatmeal Project – 365 Ways To Enjoy Your Oats
SLOW COOKER OVERNIGHT OATS RECIPE:
Note: I don't recommend using any other type of oats with this. Steel cut oats seem to stand up to long cooking times far better than other styles of oats. Also, if you prefer your raisins chewy, add them after cooking. Cooking them makes them very soft. However, if you do not cook them with the oats, you will most likely need more sweetener.
- 1/2 cup steel cut oats
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup raisins )R fruit juice sweetened, dried cranberries
- pure maple syrup as garnish
Combine the oats, water, cinnamon and vanilla extract in a small, 1 or 2 quart slow cooker. No larger. (You will need to multiply the recipe for larger slow cookers)
Cook on low for 8 hours.
Stir in the raisins OR cranberries and maple syrup when serving.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.