Breakfast-skippers, I know you're out there. Now, as long as you have a crock pot you have no excuse to skip that all-important meal! My wonderful husband decided to do a take on Alton Brown's recipe the other day, and now that we've tweaked our version a bit here it is for your warm and comforting breakfasty consumption.
The Mister's Crock-Pot Oatmeal with Fruit (inspired by Alton Brown's recipe)
1 cup old-fashioned oats
3 cups water
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped unsweetened dried fruit (apples, apricots, peaches, etc.)
Put everything in your crock-pot; stir to combine. Set on "keep warm" (or your absolute lowest setting*) right before you go to bed. In the morning, serve up your oatmeal with ground flaxseed, toasted nuts, or shredded coconut.
*Putting the temp on warm only will ensure hot oatmeal but not absolute mush.
Shared at Cybele Pascal's Allergy Friendly Friday 7/15/11.