My love affair with comfort food started early. I grew up in a family where a home-cooked meal was the centerpiece of every “get together” and dessert might not solve your problem but it sure would make you feel better while you worked on it. These days I’m trying to feed my family a little healthier but I’m not willing to sacrifice flavor (or my grocery budget) to make that happen. I’m always in search of recipes that are easy, delicious, healthy, and budget friendly. Here’s one of my new favorites:
Breakfast is Ready
Steel cut oatmeal is all the rage these days but it’s a long, long way from the sugary cereal I’ve been eating for breakfast. A book I’ve been reading convinced me it was worth trying. I’m happy to report that this recipe is a keeper. Eric even had a bowl for “dessert” last night. Click here for the printable recipe.
I decided to make the oatmeal during the day to make sure it didn’t overcook overnight. (I used a 3 1/2 quart slow cooker like this one.) At first glance, it didn’t look very appetizing but being too frugal to throw it out I decided to spoon it into a resealable container. The top and middle of the oatmeal were fairly mushy and the sides were a little crusty. (Trust me. That’s a very good thing!)
The next morning it looked even worse after it sat in the fridge overnight. Not being one to give up too easily, I put a couple of big spoonfuls into a bowl, added a little milk, and popped it in the microwave. After heating, I added some raisins, chopped pecans, and honey. The honey makes it perfectly sweet.
Oh. My. Oatmeal! This was so delicious! The crusty/mushy ratio with the fruit is perfect! Straight from the slow cooker or reheated, Slow Cooker Apple Oatmeal is a better breakfast (or dessert)! You should try this and let me know how you like it.
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