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Overnight Oatmeal

Winter 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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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...

67 Reviews for Overnight Oatmeal

11/17/2015
Anonymous

To avoid clean-up, place oats and water in glass bowl or large glass 2 cup measuring cup. (You will probably have to half the recipe). Place in slow cooker and surround with a water bath to top of crockpot. Cover with lid and cook on low. We have found that 3 cups water and 3/4 cups oatmeal serves 4. We make this every night and awake to a delicious hot breakfast. After serving, The glass bowl goes right into the dishwasher. For just two or three, us a 2 cup glass measuring cup, 1.5 water with 3/8 c. oats or 2 cups water with 1/2 cup oats.

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11/17/2015
Anonymous

To avoid clean-up, place oats and water in glass bowl or large glass 2 cup measuring cup. (You will probably have to half the recipe). Place in slow cooker and surround with a water bath to top of crockpot. Cover with lid and cook on low. We have found that 3 cups water and 3/4 cups oatmeal serves 4. We make this every night and awake to a delicious hot breakfast. After serving, The glass bowl goes right into the dishwasher. For just two or three, us a 2 cup glass measuring cup, 1.5 water with 3/8 c. oats or 2 cups water with 1/2 cup oats.

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11/17/2015
Anonymous

To avoid clean-up, place oats and water in glass bowl or large glass 2 cup measuring cup. (You will probably have to half the recipe). Place in slow cooker and surround with a water bath to top of crockpot. Cover with lid and cook on low. We have found that 3 cups water and 3/4 cups oatmeal serves 4. We make this every night and awake to a delicious hot breakfast. After serving, The glass bowl goes right into the dishwasher. For just two or three, us a 2 cup glass measuring cup, 1.5 water with 3/8 c. oats or 2 cups water with 1/2 cup oats.

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11/17/2015
Anonymous

To avoid clean-up, place oats and water in glass bowl or large glass 2 cup measuring cup. (You will probably have to half the recipe). Place in slow cooker and surround with a water bath to top of crockpot. Cover with lid and cook on low. We have found that 3 cups water and 3/4 cups oatmeal serves 4. We make this every night and awake to a delicious hot breakfast. After serving, The glass bowl goes right into the dishwasher. For just two or three, us a 2 cup glass measuring cup, 1.5 water with 3/8 c. oats or 2 cups water with 1/2 cup oats.

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04/08/2014
Anonymous
A Foul, Nasty Mess

First, even on low setting, this was done in four hours. I can't recommend making this ahead of time for meals all week. What comes out of the refrigerator is a disgusting, congealed blob that tastes like glue. There was little hint of the fruit. I managed to eat an entire serving the first day, but just could force it down on the second day. The rest went down the disposal.

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Anonymous wrote 37 weeks 3 days ago

This was my experience too: I

This was my experience too: I cooked it on low for 8 hours, and the result was a burnt, gloppy mess. Might try again on warm setting instead....

 
barb_aldrich wrote 1 year 23 weeks ago

I find that I have to set my

I find that I have to set my slow cooker to WARM instead of LOW and it works fine. Even the low setting on many slow cookers is simply too hot. Try that and also try experimenting with different dried fruits, spices and sweeteners like honey or maple syrup.

Anonymous wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

add milk/cream and stir well

add milk/cream and stir well to break up lumps and make it more spoonable. my mom would let us add ice cream in ours on schooldays. it sweetened, cooled, and added milk, plus the added cache of being able to tell our friends that we ate ice cream for breakfast (we didn't mention the oatmeal "addition").

Anonymous wrote 1 year 41 weeks ago

Did you use steel cut

Did you use steel cut oatmeal? Makes a huge difference

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