9/27/2012

Crockpot Banana Cinnamon Oatmeal

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You guys, I'm just going to be completley honest with you. This is the second time I've used a crock pot. The first time I used it was to make little smokies for the superbowl. THAT'S how domestic I am. I just didn't want to have any false pretenses here, you know? With a title like that, people might think I actually cook or something!

That being said, I am a little sad I didn't discover overnight oatmeal in the crock pot sooner! What a cinch! In fact, I'm debating actually using my crock pot more often now. (getting husbands hopes up that someday I will be a domestic goddess...)

Here's the recipe I used for our delightful breakfast...
(And when I say our, I mean, mine...seeing as both of my boys have no interest in oatmeal whatsoever.)

Overnight Banana Cinnamon Crockpot Oatmeal

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats (Not the quick cook/instant kind)
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 banana, sliced for garnish (optional)

Prep:

-Using non-stick cooking spray, thoroughly spray the bottom and sides of the Crockpot insert.
-Add the old-fashioned oats, water, milk, cinnamon and brown sugar to the Crockpot.  Mix well.
-Cover and cook on the low setting for 8 hours.
-Prior to serving, stir in the mashed bananas. Garnish with additional banana slices if desired.


Ta-da! Easy, that's my middle name. (Don't be dirty.)

I think next time I will add some coconut milk to give it a little more flava-flave. Give it a try!


PS on a totally unrelated note, I have watched this five times already. And I may have cried three of the five times. Can't wait for the movie!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure you are more of a domestic goddess than you give yourself credit for! I am definitely going to have to try this- Justin LOVES oatmeal but I never ever make it for him, poor guy. And can I just say, it makes me happy that someone else is as excited for Les Miserables as I am! I can't wait!!

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