Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

For about 6 months, I have been making oatmeal in my crockpot.  I can soak the oats during the day, and set my timer to turn the crockpot on at 5 in the morning.  (I’m talking about an electrical outlet timer. No joke, one of the best $10 I ever spent in my kitchen!)

It is such a happy moment to walk into your kitchen and know that breakfast is ready!

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I usually set up “generic” oatmeal that’s easy to flavor however you want.  Once the plain (unflavored) oatmeal is ready, I make the decision to either flavor it all, or flavor it as per the portion.  The benefit here is that each person can decide how they like it. I usually make enough for 6 servings, which means it lasts me until at least the next day. Sometimes I double it, and I’ve got generic oatmeal in my fridge for the whole week. :)

Needless to say, the directions here are for flavoring the whole batch.

Generic (Unflavored) Oatmeal instructions:

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats
water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pour oats and vinegar into bowl (or crockpot).
  2. Fill the crockpot with enough water to cover the entire amount of oats, plus about 1.5 inches on top of that. (So you’re eye-balling this.)
  3. Soak for at least 12 hours, but not more than 24.
  4. You want to set this to cook on high for about 2-3 hours before you want to eat it, which is why I recommend a switch timer.
  5. Cook for about 2-3 hours, or until to desired “mushiness” (we don’t like ours too mushy, and our crockpot runs “hot” so we rarely let it go over 2 and a half hours).

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Mix the following ingredients into your cooked “generic” oatmeal:

1/2 can organic pumpkin puree
2/3 cup maple syrup
1 & 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp clove
dash of salt

By all means, if you really love the pumpkin flavor, I would recommend adding the WHOLE can instead of just half and bumping up the cinnamon to your tastes.  I’m sorry I don’t have a more exact measurement for it, but canned pumpkin is really the only kind I have :)

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Happy breakfasting!

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