April 4, 2012 at 6:45 pm
by Irina Gonzalez
It’s no secret that we here at the Slow Cooker Chronicles like our oatmeal. I started it all off with a slow cooker banana walnut oatmeal and then fell helplessly in love with my slow cooker peanut butter banana oatmeal.
Heather later tried her hand at it by making a simple slow cooker oatmeal and our food editor Julie Miltenberger even included a slow cooker overnight oatmeal as part of a recent story on 10 Power Breakfasts for Family Circle magazine.
But as Easter weekend approaches, I’ve been looking at healthy recipes and wondering what I’ll be making for brunch. Heather recently wrote about some great slow cooker brunch recipes but the one thing I’m really craving (oatmeal) is missing. So instead, I set out to find some new inspiration for my next slow cooker oatmeals–and what I found sounds absolutely delicious.
1. Cranberry-Maple Slow Cooker Oatmeal: I added a little bit of agave syrup to my last oatmeal, so I know that maple syrup will be just as delicious. Adding the cranberries on top gives it a little something extra.
2. Slow Cooker Apple Brown Cinnamon Oatmeal: This is my favorite combination of apples and cinnamon since the slow cooker apple butter I made last Fall, but it’s definitely a good one in this low-cal breakfast.
3. Slow Cooker Banana Coconut Milk Oatmeal: I’ve already made two oatmeals with banana but I just can’t get enough. Something about the fruit just says “delicious breakfast” to me, so this sounds perfect.
4. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Coffeecake Oatmeal: Doesn’t this just sound perfect? The combination of the sweet pumpkin and the hearty coffee cake makes a really unique and fantastic slow cooker oatmeal for breakfast.
5. CrockPot Baked Oatmeal Recipe: I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing this “baked oatmeal” is, complete with eggs, so it makes a deliciously hearty (and full-of-protein!) breakfast for the whole family.
6. Slow Cooker Oatmeal with Flax Seed: Since I’m always looking for a healthier option for any meal, this oatmeal with flax seeds (which have Omega-3 fatty acids) is exactly what I want after a night of heavy food.
Have you ever made oatmeal in the slow cooker? How did it turn out? What are your favorite toppings for it?