Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Overnight Oats with Vanilla and Cherries

This recipe is the best alarm clock you'll ever set.  Before you go to bed, add the ingredients to your slow cooker and then wake up to the smell of warm vanilla perfuming the house.  It is a hearty, healthy way to start the day.

Overnight Vanilla Oats with Cherries Recipe:
4 cups of vanilla-flavored soy milk**
4 cups of water
1 ¾ cups of steel-cut oats (or old fashion rolled oats)
½ cup dried cherries
½ cup of pure maple syrup
½ teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of allspice
Blueberries, chopped pecans or sliced banana

1)   Lightly grease slow cooker
2)   Combine milk, water, oats, cherries, syrup, salt and allspice
3)   Cover and cook on low for 8 hours over night (or high for 2-4 hours, depending on the heat of your slow cooker)
4)   Add additional water to reach desired thickness if needed, stir and then serve with your choice of toppings
**Note: using soy or almond milk will work better in this recipe than traditional milk because they can stand up to high temperatures and prolonged cooking.

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Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

Totally making this. Looks amazing and I am hoping my little man just might eat this too!

Tommy said...

This looks SO good! Wow...I had no idea one could use the slow cooker for oatmeal!

Unknown said...

I've been wanting to break out my slow cooker. This looks like the perfect excuse!!!

Happy New Year!
xoxo Elizabeth

Emily said...

I love oatmeal and this sounds delicious!

Ange said...

mmm your post just reminded me to make some before bed! Best thing to wake up to in the morning :)

natasha {schue love} said...

Oh yumm! This looks yummy and healthy! Double whammy!

chibiaion said...

A nice yummy scent of vanilla in the morning would be great to kick start the day. Glad to take a note of this one. :)
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Anonymous said...

I have made it twice and love it! It solves my daily breakfast dilemna. However, when I make it, it always crusts to the sides and has an odd film on top. Any advice?


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