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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Goldilocks and the Creamiest, Easiest Oatmeal Ever

Ahhh, I love a nice warm creamy bowl of oatmeal on a crisp, cool fall morning, don't you?  My kids and I go through love/hate phases with oatmeal.   The "hate" part for me used to be when the oatmeal exploded and spilled all over the microwave into a globby mess, or when it boiled over in the pot creating a giant mass of uncooked watery oats and a stove-top disaster.    However, a couple of years ago I discovered a way to make it "JUST RIGHT!"   In the crock pot!  It's so easy and it makes the creamiest, most delicious oatmeal I've ever eaten.  Try it tonight - I bet you'll like it!

1 cup of steel cut oats
4 cups water
1/2 cup milk (almond, soy, cow's - whatever you like)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 TBS cinnamon
pinch of salt

Combine it all in your crock pot, cover and turn it on low at bed time.  8 hours later you will wake up to the best oatmeal you've ever eaten.  Add some fresh or dried fruit and some nuts (and a little more milk if you'd like) and you'll never go back to your old way of cooking oatmeal.    Let me know what you think!

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