Monday, December 24, 2012

Crockpot Oatmeal with Fruit

A super easy and oh so good for you meal that requires almost no prep!  Of course we love it!  This is so simple all you need is a crockpot, steel cut oats(or whole oat groats even), water, vanilla, some cinnamon, and some fruit!

All mixed up and ready for a night in the crockpot!

This is all that went into it!  So simple!

This has to be the simplest oatmeal recipe ever!  Here is what you do:

Before going to bed place all the following in a crockpot, set on low heat, put the lid on, and go to sleep!
8 cups water
3 cups steel cut or whole groat oats
1 pound plus 2 cups of frozen fruit(I used a berry mix-strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, but you can use anything--that's what makes it so great)
1 Tb real vanilla(I make my own)
2 tsp cinnamon

Place on your low setting and just let the crock do work while you sleep.  Ideally it needs 8 hours to cook properly.  You can spray the crockpot or put a liner in to help with sticking during cleanup, but I just soak mine for a bit in boiling water with soap and it comes clean easily.

Serve with milk or honey.  We like honey on ours.  If you use gluten free oats it is gluten free.  It can also be dairy free as long as if you add milk you use dairy free milk.  We're not big on adding milk.  If we want more moisture we add yoghurt to ours.  

This serves 6.  I found that this served my whole family though so it can serve 10 if all but two are children!  Enjoy!

Shared on Gluten Free Fridays, Healthy 2Day Wednesdays, Frugal Ways Sustainable Ways, Thrifty Thursdays, Keep it Real Thursdays, Do you Hear this Enough, Whole Foods Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday

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  1. I never thought to make oatmeal overnight in a crockpot--with fruit even! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe at Thrifty Thursday! I'll pin it to our TT board on Pinterest too :)

  2. Easy peasy, just the way we like it!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    See you at the link up this week!

    Cindy from