Sunday, October 30, 2011
Favorite Slow Cooked Almond Raisin Oatmeal
Warm soft raisins and almonds, brown sugar and soft oats cook slowly to create a warm muesli-like breakfast cereal. My kids and I are completely hooked on crockpot oatmeal. I've been making it at least twice a week for the past few months. (I swear I won't post another crockpot oatmeal recipe for at least a month!) This is actually an oatmeal that I crave. I can hardly believe that I wrote that. I've always enjoyed oatmeal, but I rarely crave it. This variation makes me grin ever single time that I make it. There has never been a single bite leftover. My kids would eat multiple bowls of this if I let them.
Slow Cooked Almond Raisin Oatmeal
Yield: 4-5 servings
2 1/2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups milk
Place all dry ingredients in the crockpot and stir to mix. Add the milk, stir again and cover with the lid. Cook on HIGH for 1 hour or on LOW for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally, or until desired consistency. The oatmeal is ready to eat when it is warm.
* I used a 2 quart crockpot for this recipe, but it would work fine in a larger one. Just watch the oatmeal and see if it is cooking more quickly than the recipe describes.