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
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.
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.