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Pudding for Breakfast!

on June 30, 2014

One of these days I’ll have to share some of the freezer cooking recipes that I’ve started using. After a few hours of prep on a Sunday afternoon, I have several days’ worth of dinners that go straight from the freezer to the slow cooker. I love it!! Seeing how much use I was getting out of the slow cooker, my husband bought me a little baby Crock Pot for Mother’s Day (among other gifts) to go with my big mama Crock Pot. And as I discovered last Saturday morning, this little baby is the perfect size for fixing a sweet, creamy, almost pudding-like pot of oatmeal in just about 2 hours. All four of my kids enjoyed it, which is saying something because they always choose something different for breakfast. (Fortunately, three of them are old enough to prepare their own breakfast.)

Anyway, this morning I made it again and here’s how I did it.

1 1/2 c Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats
4 c rice milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 Granny Smith apple
2/3 c granulated sugar
2 tbsp Earth Balance buttery spread
1 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Add oats, rice milk, salt, and vanilla to the slow cooker. Stir. Cover and set to High.
2. Peel and dice the apple. Cook in a wok or skillet with cinnamon, sugar, and butter on medium heat until the apple pieces are soft (about 5 minutes).

Sticky Apple-y Goodness

Sticky Apple-y Goodness

3. Add the apple mixture to the slow cooker. (I poured with one hand and held the lid near the opening with the other to minimize heat loss.)

4. Leave on High for 2 hours.* It might not look done through the lid. But give it a stir and you’ll have this. (My first serving.)

Creamy Apple Oatmeal -- Take One

Creamy Apple Oatmeal — Take One

After a few minutes uncovered, it gets even thicker and creamier.


It’s delicious either way. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

*It might take longer in a standard-sized slow cooker. If you try it, let me know!


2 responses to “Pudding for Breakfast!

  1. Julie V. says:

    Thanks for sharing! Can this be reheated as leftovers? I ask because I don’t always like to wait 2 hours between getting up and eating.

    • wisdom4wives says:

      Great question! I haven’t tried reheating it, and the little left in the pot got super thick after a while. But I have been wondering how to turn this into an overnight recipe so I don’t always have to get up early to make it. My thoughts are low heat instead of high, and more liquid. When I do try it, I will probably start with 6 cups of milk. That will mean using the big Crock Pot of course.

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