We had friends staying overnight at the weekend and I served this for breakfast. It was well received and I've already shared the recipe. Great company! A fun weekend.
Cranberry-Apple Crockpot Oatmeal
4 cups water
2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups apples, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup craisins (dried cranberries)
1/8 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
Using a 5 quart crockpot, spray the inside with non-stick cooking spray.
Add all the ingredients. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour or on low for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
Donna suggests preparing this the night ahead. Add apples, craisins and butter to a ziploc bag and refrigerate. Combine oats, brown sugar and salt to a separate ziploc bag. Set aside. In the morning pour both bags into slow cooker, add water, stir and turn on.
To reheat oatmeal, add a splash of water or milk to a 1 cup of oatmeal and microwave for 1 minute (more if necessary).
Overnight cooking method: follow recipe as listed, cooking on low for 6-8 hours. Oatmeal will be very soft and porridge-like.
What did I think of this dish? I enjoyed it a whole lot, just what I needed on a cold morning, and the addition of the apples and craisins was very yummy. Gregg is not an oatmeal guy so the first time I made it (and I have made it several times now), I put the rest in individual dishes and popped them into the freezer.