Slow Cooker Strawberry Balsamic Oatmeal – If It’s Good Enough for Dessert…

Slow Cooker Strawberry Balsamic Oatmeal - If It's Good Enough for Dessert...

Berries are one of my favorite fruits and I love balsamic vinegar in sweet and savory dishes. In fact, I love it so much that  friends give me fun flavors of balsamic for gifts, so I’ve accumulated a wide range of them. I love fig balsamic which is one I would have never bought myself. If you have some on hand it’s great with strawberries, and in this oatmeal.

In the spring I look forward to all the strawberry balsamic dessert and sweet breakfast dishes that all the cretive chefs start making. This is my oatmeal interpretation.

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Slow Cooker Strawberry Balsamic Oatmeal - If It's Good Enough for Dessert...

Serves: 2 or 3

**This recipe uses a smaller slow cooker that's 1½ to 2 quarts
  • ½ cup steel-cut oats
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons sweetener
  • (I used agave)
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon balsamic vinegar per serving per your taste (try fig balsamic if you have some on hand)
The night before:
  1. Spray your crock with some oil to help with clean up later.
  2. Add everything except sweetener and balsamic.
  3. Cook on low over night (7 to 9 hours).
In the morning:
  1. Stir your oatmeal well. It may seem watery at the top but if stirred it should become a more uniform consistency.  The berries will have floated to the top of the crock. Just smash them a little with the spoon while you're mixing the pot to incorporate them into the mix. Stir in sweetener and drizzle with balsamic.


**(See Page Link on Menu Bar to get to Slow Cooker Oatmeal FAQS)

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