Slow Cooker Almond Macaroon Oatmeal

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This oatmeal is not based on the super fancy French macaroons. I grew up with macaroon cookies that were big piles of moist coconut that sometimes had almonds or chocolate chips in them. It has a bold and soothing flavor  plus it’s easy to throw together in the slow cooker when you think you just can’t do […]

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 Red Velvet Cake Oatmeal – The Oatmeal to Brighten Your Monday

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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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Slow Cooker Wedding Cake Oatmeal – My Favorite Snowball Flavor

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I lived in New Orleans for 12 years. One of the things I looked forward to was the snowball stands re-opening when the weather got warm. They had dozens of flavors and even more combos. My favorite was the wedding cake flavor which is a mostly vanilla almond flavor. Every good snowball stand makes their […]

Slow Cooker Apricot Almond Oatmeal – To Make Your Friday Sparkle

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Happy Friday everyone! It seemed like today was never going to come this week. I finally made a Facebook page for this blog, so go over to the new Healthy Slow Cooking fan page and like it to receive updates and links of interest there too. This oatmeal has a hint of spice with an […]

Slow Cooker Vegan S’mores Oatmeal – The Oatmeal that Makes You Want to Go Camping

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Here’s another oatmeal to bring out the kid in you. I have a crazy oatmeal theme in mind for next week, so stay tuned for more oatmeal madness. I’m not sure if you know that regular marshmallows are not vegan yet, but I have to break the news. They have gelatin and aren’t even vegetarian. However Sweet and […]