Slow Cooker Red Velvet Cake Oatmeal – The Oatmeal to Brighten Your Monday

Happy Monday! I don’t know about you, but I’d rather still be at home sleeping. I may have to implement a permanent dessert for breakfast Mondays to tempt me into a better Monday mood.

Red velvet cake is one of my absolute favorite desserts, so I thought I’d turn it into an oatmeal. (Big surprise, right?) I cooked the beets ahead of time because I didn’t think they would mash into a paste if I cooked them along with the oatmeal. It’s a great way to use a that leftover or forgotten beet in the back of your vegetable drawer.

This didn’t turn out as red as I wanted it, but I don’t think it could take more beets or less cocoa and still taste as good. But even my resident beet hater didn’t complain!

Slow Cooker Red Velvet Cake Oatmeal

2 to 3 servings

**This recipe uses a smaller slow cooker that’s 1 1/2 to 2 quarts

  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
  • 2 cups Unsweetened  So Delicious Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 cup cooked beet, puréed (Use 1 – 3 tablespoons of the milk or water if needed.)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons sweetener
    (I used agave)

vanilla creme icing:

  • 3 tablespoons Vanilla So Delicious Coconut Yogurt mixed with the paste scraped out of 1/2 vanilla bean

The night before: Spray your crock with some oil to help with clean up later. Add everything except for the sweetener and vanilla creme icing. Cook on low over night (7 to 9 hours).

In the morning: Stir your oatmeal well. It may seem watery at the top but if stirred it should become a more uniform consistency.  Stir in sweetener and top with vanilla creme icing.

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

Comments

  1. I love customizing oatmeal…this looks like a great way to start the day!

  2. Loved this idea, so I blended in a cup of beets from a can I found at the back of my pantry with the milk ( used almond as that was what I had) and 3 tbsps of Hersheys special dark cocoa. First day I had it with coconut and today I had it with a spoonful of peanut butter. Absolutely delicious! I sweetened it with a bit of NuStevia powder. The neat/weird thing was I couldn’t taste the beets but I could smell them the first day when I stirred up my oatmeal but by the second day they just tasted/smelled of chocolate. I am going to sneak it to my nephew this weekend when he comes to stay. Only problem was with the special dark it wasn’t red at all, in fact it looked like fudge, but I am thinking that won’t be a problem with the kid! Thanks!

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