Slow Cooker Oatmeal
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Base Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Ingredients for Oatmeal Base:

(Serves 2)

  • 3/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 cups water

Flavor Groupings:
(Choose one flavor grouping according to personal preference, seasonality, or what you have on hand)

Mango Apricot (Summer)

  • 1/3 cup dried apricots (if fresh is available, add before serving)
  • 1/3 cup dried mango (if fresh is available, add before serving)
  • 1/4 cup dried unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1Tbsp sweetener of choice: maple syrup or raw organic agave nectar (optional)

Chocolate Cherry (Summer)

  • 1/3 cup fresh cherries, pitted and sliced
  • 3 to 4 Medjool dates, chopped
  • 1/4 cup vanilla flavored plant-based protein powder, such as French Vanilla flavor Vega One (added and stirred into oatmeal right before serving)
  • 3Tbsp dark chocolate, finely chopped, such as Vega Maca Chocolate bar (added and stirred into oatmeal right before serving)

Cinnamon Apple (Fall)

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 small apple, washed, cored and diced
  • 1/4 cup dried, unsweetened cranberries or goji berries
  • 1Tbsp maple syrup (optional)

Cardamom and Almond Spice (Fall)

  • 1/4 cup dried raisins
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp slivered almonds
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup plant-based protein powder, such as Vanilla Chai flavor Vega One (added and stirred into oatmeal right before serving)

Non-Dairy Milk Alternative

  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk, such as rice milk, coconut milk, almond milk, quinoa milk, or hazelnut milk

Instructions:

  1. In the evening, add your oatmeal base ingredients and flavor ingredients to a small 1 to 2 quart slow cooker and let cook overnight on high (up to 10 hours).
  2. In the morning, serve your oatmeal in bowls. Thin with non-dairy milk until desired oatmeal consistency is reached (use less if you prefer your oatmeal on the thicker, more robust side). Stir and enjoy!