I really have a difficult time with breakfast. I am typically groggy from the baby or toddler waking me up. I am not very awake and the kids are very hungry.
I remembered years ago watching an Alton Brown Good eats episode with overnight oatmeal in a slow cooker. Let me tell you right now. There is nothing like rolling out of bed to a hot bowl of oatmeal. It is awesome! Breakfast decision already made.
I found a recipe to start. It's from Mel's Kitchen. I read in the article that she makes her oatmeal firmer than her sister by using less water. I like my oatmeal more soupy, so I stuck to more water. The recipe had additions of sweetener and other things. I kept it simple, because I like to add my own fixings.
7 cups water
Place oatmeal and water in a slow cooker. Cook on low overnight 7 hours.
The results: The next morning, there is a bit of a crust around the edge of the slow cooker. Just stir it together and it will mix right in.
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