Slow Cooker Bourbon Pecan Pie Oatmeal

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The good news is this oatmeal definitely tastes more like dessert than most. The bad news is that it’s higher in calories than most too. It’s a perfect end of the week reward. You can use 1/2 the topping to make it more in line with the calories on the other oatmeals. Brown rice syrup is kinda high in calories and […]

Slow Cooker Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Oatmeal

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You know I can’t go too long without a cake flavored oatmeal for breakfast. This oatmeal can brighten up the most dreary day with a vanilla base flecked with pineapple and chopped cherries. I finally decided I’m going to  Eat Write Retreat in May and will hopefully learn some cool tips. I will definitely learn something about taking pictures, […]

Slow Cooker Banana Walnut Bread Oatmeal

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There’s nothing more soothing than a slice of homemade  banana bread. Find your comfort in this nutritious bowl of oats. It’s perfect to make for one of those days when you have a tough meeting, or just a too-busy day. Slow Cooker Banana Walnut Bread Oatmeal 2 to 3 servings **This recipe uses a smaller […]

Slow Cooker Kheer Oatmeal

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I love the flavors of Indian food and that includes kheer. Kheer is a creamy rice pudding with cardamom, raisins, and nuts. This oatmeal is a guilt-less (and vegan) version of the tradition cream laden dessert. This is one of my all time oatmeal favorites and the ingredients should be available in your local grocery so give it a try this […]

Slow Cooker Banana Creme Pie Oatmeal

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We’ve been eating a ton of bananas. So many, in fact, that I haven’t been able to cook much with them. Last week we didn’t eat any, so be prepared for a few banana oatmeals this week. This oatmeal gets its ‘crust’ from a topping of crushed graham crackers. If you don’t have any try some granola […]

Slow Cooker Earl Grey Oatmeal with a touch of Rosewater

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I got the rosewater awhile ago, so it was about time for me to make an oatmeal with it. I love how the rose taste goes perfectly with the bergamot in the Earl Grey tea. I know the picture doesn’t show much, but all the tasty goodness is inside – I promise! I garnished it with chopped […]

Slow Cooker Red Bean (Adzuki) Oatmeal

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This has a taste similar to red bean ice cream. I added a little extra sweetener for this one since I needed it to give it a sweeter feel. If you (or anyone you live with) is a more traditional eater, adding the candied ginger makes it taste less beany. But if you like red […]

Slow Cooker Buttery Pancake Oatmeal – A Perfect Excuse for Maple Syrup

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A funny thing happened when I made this oatmeal and sent it off with my picky eater. First off, realize that all this fancy oatmeal doesn’t go over great. (Though I have the advantage because she’s hungry in the morning and eats most of it anyhow.) Pancakes are some of her favorite breakfast food, so […]

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Green Mashed Potatoes

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Ok, you and I know both that these are just mashed potatoes with puréed spinach. I have fancied them up with some Unsweetened So Delicious coconut milk and some smoked salt. But with St. Paddy’s day just around the corner it’s a perfect way to dress up tomorrow’s dinner. (Don’t panic the “beef” in the pic […]

Slow Cooker Irish Piña Colada Oatmeal – It’s Green and Tastes Great Too!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I know I’m a day early, but I wanted to share this oatmeal with you so you can make it on St. Patrick’s for your family. There’s no denying that it’s green enough and there’s no artificial color to be found. The secret ingredient is spinach. Where did the Irish/piña colada connection come from? I knew […]