Tall Guy and I have been trying to eat healthier breakfasts. The problem we run into is that most healthy, tasty breakfast foods require preparation time-which we never have. And we’re a little tired of cereal and waffles. So imagine my delight when I found Monica at The Yummy Life’s recipes for slow cooker steel-cut oatmeal! I’ll be the first to admit that oatmeal has never been my favorite. I’ve always wanted to like it, I like oatmeal cookies, so why can’t I love HEALTHY oatmeal? The Yummy Life changed all of that.
|Cherry Almond Oatmeal Via The Yummy Life
(P.S. Mine didn’t look nearly as pretty as theirs!)
A couple weeks ago we tried the Overnight, Slow Cooker, Cherry Almond Steel-Cut Oatmeal recipe. Easy prep, throw all the ingredients in and turn on the slow cooker. Two things are important to point out. First, make sure you spray your slow cooker bowl with non-stick cooking spray. If you don’t, you will be chiseling oatmeal cement from it for months. Second, do not plug in the slow cooker and go to bed. You need to keep an eye on this oatmeal. Settings on slow cookers are so different, and mine cooked much faster than the recipe, about 4 hours. Once the edges are browning TURN IT OFF. This recipe was so good it made me change my mind about oatmeal, and made our house smell like heaven!
Go to the recipe HERE.
This week we tried out the Overnight, Slow Cooker, Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal. It did not disappoint either! We let the batch cool, and then divided it up into single serve containers and put in the fridge so they’re ready on the go. Check out the recipe HERE.
I also strongly recommend getting lost on her site for an hour or two. She has tons of great blogs! Thanks The Yummy Life for making me an oatmeal covert! We hope you enjoyed these \Tips for Eating Healthier Breakfasts!