Fall's cool mornings are the perfect time for one of my favorite things – oatmeal cooked overnight in the slow cooker. I made a batch last night, and it really hit the spot.
The recipe is pretty basic and flexible:
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 4 cups water
Add ingredients to the slow cooker before you go to bed. Set on low. Enjoy in the morning. It makes quite a few servings, so you'll either be really full or have some leftovers. Or you could try paring down the recipe.
I sprayed my slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray before adding my ingredients, but it was still pretty goopy this morning. If you don't feel like soaking and scrubbing, you can buy slow-cooker liners. I've never tried them, but I hear they make cleanup easy.
Photo from The News-Gazette's Darrell Hoemann. It's actually loaded oatmeal, featuring ice cream and strawberries. You can add those things, too, if it strikes your fancy.