I love oatmeal and you know around here we love BREAKFAST! Also, I love to have something quick and healthy for my family to eat in the morning as that is usually a crazy time for me with three small children. Searching the internet for healthy breakfast options a few weeks ago and I came across a recipe for oatmeal you make in the crockpot. It sounded so intriguing to have a meal ready when we woke up in the morning.
This recipe uses steel-cut oats which are not as processed as your typical oatmeal so they fill you up and take longer to digest helping you to feel full longer. I love the texture and chewiness this recipe gives. There is also added fiber and nutirents by adding flax seed or chia seeds. I use chia seeds because there is no need to grind them. I bought the at Trader Joe’s but I believe you can get them in many grocery stores.
As noted in the original recipe she recommends that you try this recipe during the day sometime so that you can make sure to know how long it will cook in your crock pot. 7 hours seemed to work for me.
Then after the first meal with this oatmeal I portion up the rest and it’s ready to warm up and eat the next morning or two. Enjoy this delicious hot breakfast on a cold, winter morning!
Recipe Source: The Yummy Life
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