When I was growing up, my Mom would make me eat hot cereal before going to school. I can't remember if it was only in the winter or all year long. There was oatmeal, Malt o Meal and Cream of Wheat. Does anyone eat Cream of Wheat these days? As near as I can remember, oatmeal was okay but the other two reminded me of something a prisoner would be served. Of course, I refused to eat it, then it would get cold and I still had to eat it. Just within the past few years, I've developed a love of all things oatmeal. Oatmeal is good for you and it's filling! It's the only thing I can eat for breakfast and not be famished by 11:00. I pinned this recipe for Slow Cooker oatmeal a few months ago. The apples and peaches I had in freezer were the perfect addition. I've actually made this twice over the past few weeks. I added raisins one week and dried blueberries the other. This recipe is so versatile. You could use almost any fruit, nuts or some granola. If you have kids, this recipe could be lifesaver in the morning. I saw the suggestion of using an ice cream scoop to make single servings, freeze them. When you're ready to eat them you just add milk and reheat.
Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal
Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray. Place 2 cups of apples (or the fruit of your choice) in the slow cooker, combine 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1T. cinnamon and sprinkle over the apples. Pour 2 cups of oatmeal and 4 cups of water on top. Do not stir. Cook 8 - 9 hours on low.
I am linking this to On The Menu Monday, Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday and Foodie Friday!