Monday, January 10, 2011

Slow Cooker Oatmeal

It warms your heart and your belly! Why not make Monday morning easy with some Slow Cooker Oatmeal prepared the night before? Yum. Can you guess what we ate this morning?

Slow Cooker Oatmeal
2 C. old-fashioned oatmeal (not the quick kind)
4 C. water ( I used a bit more. Approximately 4 1/2 to 5 cups works well in my cooker)
pinch of salt
dried fruit and nuts (I cut up dried apricots and prunes with my kitchen scissors)

Place ingredients in your slow cooker. Cover and cook for 8 hours or overnight. A smaller slow cooker works better for this recipe. I use my 2.5 quart size, but an even smaller size would work quite well. Makes 4 servings. If the oatmeal is too thick for your liking, you can add milk to your bowl of oatmeal once you've served it. (You don't want to add it to the crock while it's cooking unless you wait until the very end to mix it in.)

  • For any recipe, you want your cooker to be 1/2 to 2/3 full. Any less or more will change the cook times needed and may effect the outcome of the recipe.
  • Never expose your slow cooker stoneware to quick temperature changes. I cracked my first one years ago by placing the hot stoneware in the sink and putting cold water in it.
  • After your crock has cooled, fill it with soap and water to soak before you head out the door. Clean up will be snap when you get home!

Pictured above is the Belle Meade Entertaining Stand


  1. I love it!! I am going to try it. I only have a large slow cooker, but we are big eaters so I think I will double the recipe.