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Overnight Oatmeal

Winter 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

Your rating: None Average: 3.6 (477 votes)

Here is an easy way to serve a crowd a hearty breakfast before facing the elements for a day of winter sports. You can assemble it in the slow cooker in the evening and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal. The slow cooker eliminates the need for constant stirring and ensures an exceptionally creamy consistency. It is important to use steel-cut oats; old-fashioned oats become too soft during slow-cooking.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I made this exactly as the recipe calls for, but I added a bit of vanilla and some cinnamon. It was great, but my 4 year old and 22 month old didn't like it. It made way too much for just me to eat (because my husband wouldn't try it! lol...
Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

63 Reviews for Overnight Oatmeal

06/15/2010
Anonymous

Best oatmeal recipe ever! I like my oatmeal so thick that a spoon will stand up in it, no milk, no sugar, just some fresh fruit. I purchase my steel cut oats at a local Mennonite store and pay only 69 cents per pound in bulk, a lot cheaper that the local grocery store. Last Christmas, I gave the oats, dried fruit and the recipe as gifts which were raved about.

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05/18/2010
Anonymous

My husband and I have been fixing steel cut oats in a small Chefmate(1.5 qt.)crockpot for several years now.
We have a timer set to come on at 3 am and it's ready to eat by 7am. Our ratio is 2 cups water to
1/2 cup of oats....on warm which is the lowest setting on ours. To clean up, I just put hot soapy water in to soak the removable crockpot insert and it's a breeze. We add bananas, walnuts, fresh berries if we have them, ground flax seed, and a little honey to the cooked oatmeal. We haven't tried the dried cranberries or apricots, but that sounds tasty, too. I don't see the need for the salt. My husband's cholesterol has dropped 60 points!

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05/06/2010
Anonymous

I have not tried using the crockpot but I have been using a recipe I got off a box of steel-cut oats for a long time. I bring 4 cups water (no salt) to a boil, add 1 cup steel-cut oats, remove from heat, stir, cover. I stir again before I go to bed, let sit overnight. In the morning, I put the amount of oatmeal I want in a bowl, add nonfat milk, fresh blueberries or whatever fruit I want, and fresh ground flax seed. I refrigerate the rest to have another day. The nonstick pan is breeze to clean. I rated 3 stars only because of readers comments about using crockpots as steel-cut oats are the best.

Anonymous

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04/13/2010
Anonymous

I should have read the comments before trying this. I, too, woke up to a layer of burned oats along the inside walls of my crockpot. Such a disappointment, as I was very excited about waking up to a delicious breakfast!

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04/06/2010
Anonymous

If cleaning the crockpot is the issue and not the oatmeal, use crockpot liners. They are fantastic!! No cleanup.
Cindy

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