Saturday, January 8, 2011

Breakfast While You Sleep!

Before we went to bed last night, I got breakfast ready. No, really! I put 2 cups steel-cut Irish oats into the crock pot, they must be steel-cut oats or this won't work. I added a scant cup of plump sultanas (those are just golden raisins but saying "sultanas"makes me feel fabulous like Nigella Lawson) and sprinkled on some pumpkin pie spice.

Then I added 8 cups of water and stirred it up. I set the crockpot on low. We went to bed with it looking like this...

and woke up to this...

It's the perfect way to celebrate National Oatmeal month with hot creamy deliciousness ready for customization and immediate gratification with plenty of leftovers for Rob to grab and take with him to work. This makes about eight 8-ounce portions.

Rob had his with just a drizzle of real cream (the stuff that rises to the top of the bottle of the farm milk, yum) and I doctored mine up with pumpkin, beaten egg, a few pecans and a wee drizzle of honey for the wonderful breakfast treat of Pumpkin Custard Pecan Pie Oatmeal!

So if you think you don't have time for a hot, satisfying, nutritious and delicious breakfast then give this overnight oatmeal a go. It's so easy and so good!


  1. Sounds pretty clever. I just got a crock pot for Christmas, I should try this!

  2. I read this the other day and it inspired me to grab some steel cut oats at the grocery store today. I'm going to set this on the slow cooker tonight for breakfast tomorrow. I'm really excited!