Crockpot Oatmeal for an Early Morning

Travis and I are both lucky to have President’s Day off this year. I spent Saturday and Sunday hanging out with friends and family, watching the Olympics, reading (The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling), and SLEEPING. We have a paper to write for our adolescent psychological class, and I decided I would wake up early Monday morning to write it. Now, I’m not a morning person, so the best way to motivate me to wake up on a day off is breakfast. So I put oatmeal in the crockpot for some morning motivation. Here’s what I did:

Chop 2 apples into bite size pieces. I used gala apples.

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Add the apples to the crockpot. Sprinkle 1/4 cup brown sugar over apples.

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Next, sprinkle a teaspoon of cinnamon.

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A pinch of salt.

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Next comes the oats. 2 cups of them.

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Then, 2 cups of milk. I used skim.

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Next, the recipe calls for 2 cups of water. I only added 1 1/2 cups though because I prefer a thicker, less watery oatmeal. Do NOT stir the oatmeal.

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Set the crockpot to low for 8-9 hours.

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Set your alarm for 8 hours later and go to bed! Uno’s favorite time of day.

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Once you wake up and the oatmeal is fully cooked, then stir it.

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Finally, serve it up with any oatmeal toppings you like and enjoy! I topped mine with pecans and craisians. I also had some chocolate chips available which would be tasty.

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I might add a little extra brown sugar to the top of mine next time. It needed a little more sweetness. Overall, a tasty and healthy way to start your morning. Now onto a morning of parenting styles and peer groups!

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This afternoon, Travis and I are going to go ice skating at the local rink (we are Olympic inspired, we might even sign up for a curling class!) I am also subbing on a volleyball tonight in St. joe which means dinner at Cheddar’s! I love when Travis comes to my games with me 🙂

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