Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Recipe of the Day: Crockpot Oatmeal

17 Jan
Overnight Oatmeal in the crockpot

My family loves this recipe so much, I double it.

As I write this, today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day to remember and reflect, and and a bonus day for us to spend together as a family. Of course, by the time you get this post, it will be the day *after* MLK Day. I hope you were able to take at least a minute to reflect on the legacy of Dr. King and all that he did.

We had to laugh the other day when our youngest came home from school and informed us that today was Dr. Martin “Looter” King Jr.’s birthday and it was a sad day because “he got shooted.” As I listened to her speak though, I was impressed and pleased that she retained so much of what she’d heard in the story they read in class, and I was glad that they took the time to remember him.

The recipe I’m sharing with you is one that my family loves. I found it last year on Weelicous, a foodie website I follow. It’s a recipe for Overnight Oatmeal in the Crockpot. It’s fantastic for a cold winter day and I made it again just last week as the weather has begun to change here. It’s so cold right now, I’d love a big bowl of it right now! Last week on Weelicious, she even posted an update to this recipe, Pumpkin Spice Crockpot Oatmeal. To see that recipe, click HERE. I haven’t tried it yet, but I plan to! In the meantime, below is her original version of the recipe. As an added piece of information, Steel Cut Oats tend to be expensive in the bigger stores. However, last week a friend of mine found them at Aldi’s, and other friends have found them at Ocean State Job Lot, so look around for the best price before you buy.

Oatmeal in the Crock Pot (Serves 4-6)

1 Cup Steel Cut Oats (not instant)

2 Cups Water

2 1/2 Cups Milk

1 Tsp Cinnamon

Desired accompaniments: honey, maple syrup, walnuts and or raisins, etc.

1. Place the first 4 ingredients in a crock pot and stir to combine. (I add diced apples to mine as well.)

2. Cook the oatmeal on low heat for 6-9 hours (the amount of time can vary depending on your crock pot. Some crock pots that don’t have non stick surfaces can get hotter then others).

3. Stir in desired accompaniments and serve.

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5 Responses to “Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Recipe of the Day: Crockpot Oatmeal”

  1. jo-lyn January 17, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    never thought of doing oatmeal in the crock pot! what a good idea! =)

  2. okzephyr September 15, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Stumbled onto this googling crock pot oatmeal! I’m going to try this tonight. I wonder if you can double the recipe? Would there be room in the crock pot? (My crock pot is exactly the same as the one in the picture.)

    • thewholebagofchips September 15, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

      I actually do double it. There’s five of us and it gives us plenty for seconds and even about a serving or two left over too. I found another good one that I posted recently, an Apple Pie for Breakfast overnight oatmeal that I LOVED. Good luck and let me know how you like it!

  3. okzephyr September 17, 2012 at 12:18 am #

    I made it last night while my family slept and I was at work. I made it in a casserole dish that was surrounded by water in the crock pot and it didn’t get crusty. It was perfect and so nice to come home to before I went to bed! I poured milk over it. I’m trying an apple pie version tonight! I’m not going to used the water bath this time though…I’m using a crock pot liner.

    • thewholebagofchips September 17, 2012 at 8:05 am #

      I’m so glad!! I’m going to make it this week. My daughter has been asking for it. Yesterday I made an oven baked oatmeal for breakfast. I’ll post it soon.

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