Slow Cooker / Crockpot

Crockpot Baked Oatmeal

This morning, during my 21.5 mile bike ride, I had a funny thought ~

Make no mistake, I have lots of funny thoughts, and more often than not they come to me at inappropriate times – like in the middle of a meeting at work when you’re supposed to be serious….and you can’t keep a straight face….and then people start to give you dirty looks…

Anyway, my thought was this ~ wouldn’t it be something if people came with warning labels? I mean, there are warning labels on just about everything you buy these days, from the label on the curling iron that says “warning – this device gets hot” (gee, you think?) to the warning on the little packet of silica gel tucked inside a box of new shoes that says “do not eat”.

I think that one is my favorite.

“A new pair of shoes……and look! There’s a snack inside! Yay!”

** eye rolling **

Crockpot Baked Oatmeal – adapted from A Year of Slowcooking

I found this recipe last night and put it together before I went on my ride early this morning. I was under the assumption that it would be like an oatmeal bar, but it kind of crumbled when I scooped it out of the cooker. No matter though – just spoon it into a bowl, add a splash of maple syrup, and breakfast is served 🙂

3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup butter, melted

Mix all the ingredients dry ingredients together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, eggs, vanilla and butter. Add the milk mixture to the oatmeal mixture and stir well. Pour into the crockpot, cover, and cook on high for about 2 hours. (This is how long it took it my crockpot, it really will depend on the size of the crockpot you’re using)

It’s done when the edges are brown and are beginning to crust, and the center is set. An inserted knife should come out clean.

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