Friday, April 17, 2009

Crock Pot Breakfasts


Some of you left comments on that last post asking about Cream of Wheat in the crock pot. Since Goldie came along, bringing a calendar full of appointments with her, I've had to find easier ways to keep everyone fed. The problem was, my kids were spoiled by hot breakfasts of pancakes or eggs and quickly became bored with cold cereal. Anytime I know we have a busy morning I try to put breakfast in a slow cooker the night before. Here are the two basic recipes I use.

Cream of Wheat
1 cup CoW
5 1/4 cups water

~~~~or~~~~

2/3 cup CoW
3 3/4 cups water

The first recipe makes a lot and we have enough left over for the next day. The second batch will feed 2 schoolagers, 1 toddler, and one breastfeeding mama. Put ingredients in before bed on low it will be done when you get up. We sweeten ours with 100% maple syrup, but you can use what you like. Sometimes I add a little soy milk, too.

Variations:
Blueberry - thaw 1/2 cup or so frozen blueberries in fridge overnight. Add in the morning.

Chocolate - just use Coco Wheats

Crock Pot Oatmeal
2 cups oats (old fashioned or quick)
6 cups water

Add above ingredients at night on low, it will be done in the morning. After experimenting, I do not add any spices until the next morning. I add fresh apples the night before, but canned or frozen fruit in the morning. Peaches, blueberries, walnuts, cinnamon, and maple syrup are regular add-ins around here. I think this recipe made a lot and we had enough to put a bowl in the fridge.

7 comments:

Monica said...

I didn't comment about the crock pot on the first post but, when I read it I was thrilled with this idea!! I had just bought steel oatmeal the other day and was kinda bummed when I saw how long it would take to make it!!! It didn't occur to me to use my crock pot until I saw your post so....THANK YOU!!!

Cute picture!!

COOLWHIP said...

i was going to ask about that also, thank you. I LOVE cream of wheat.

Wendy P said...

Thank you!

Ruby's Mom said...

Great Idea!!!!

Jennifer said...

Awesome!! Thanks for the ideas!

Lisa said...

Oh, yummy! I am going to make a pot of oatmeal tonight - thank you!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

I love the crockpot oatmeal!!! Never thought of that and I too have steel cut oats that I can cook in there!!! By the way, I'm OBSESSED with the steel cut oatmeal at Jamba Juice....YUMMO!!!!