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How to Make Crock Pot Oatmeal

How to Make Crock Pot Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is such an incredibly healthy way to start the day! Oats contain fiber which is great for digestive health. If you have chronic constipation issues, consuming oats every morning will be helpful. One cup of oats contains four grams of fiber, but you can include fruits and nuts to increase the fiber value of your breakfast. By making it in the crock pot? You enjoy a great breakfast with minimal effort.

How to Make Crock Pot Oatmeal

Oats are loaded with fiber, protein, and plenty of vitamins and minerals including a substantial amount of Iron, Zinc, and Folate. That makes Crock pot oatmeal is the ultimate meal prep breakfast – it’s make-ahead and freezer friendly, and if you use steel-cut oats you can let it cook all night long.

This recipe comes out super creamy – and is nice to wake up to! You can keep the leftovers in the fridge to just heat and eat for a few days, or freeze them into muffin cups, pop them out and into a freezer bag.

How do you keep oatmeal from sticking to the slow cooker?

I don’t know about you, but “Crock Pot Liners” bug me. They might make cleaning up easy, but it is another plastic bag in the garbage when you are done. Not so eco-friendly. I also wonder what kind of chemicals leech into my food during that long and heated cooking process… SO, non-plastic ways to prevent sticking! You can apply a non-stick cooking spray to the inside walls of your slow-cooker before you begin the recipe. Rubbing cooking oil over the inside of the slow cooker has the same effect. This will protect the surface of the cooker from corrosive foods and make the protective finish last longer.

Crock Pot Oatmeal

2 cups old fashioned oats
6 cups water
Optional items
–cinnamon
–dried fruits
–spices

Spray or wipe the inside of your Crock Pot with cooking oil to prevent sticking. Put the oats and the water, along with anything else you want to add to the mix in the crock pot, turn on to low, and go to bed.

That’s it.

In the morning, the house smells fantastic, you have a hot meal for a cold day, and are off to a great start!

Can crock pot oatmeal be reheated?

Yes! To reheat leftovers, just add a little water, and stir it a couple of times while microwaving until it’s hot. If you are heating a frozen “muffin”, use 50% power in the microwave and stir after every 20 seconds until it is the way you like.

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