Slow Cooker Strawberry Orange Mint Oatmeal

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I don’t know about where you are, but we can finally get local strawberries here in NC. I love them in everything from smoothies to salads and, of course, oatmeal. If you are using frozen or not-so-ripe strawberries you may need to add a little extra sweetener. But if you’re lucky they’ll be so sweet […]

Slow Cooker Hot Cross Bun Oatmeal

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Happy Monday everyone! The weekend here was a little gloomy until yesterday afternoon when the sun finally came out. It was amazing! I’m hoping for a little more sun today to keep me perky. There has definitely been too many blah days the past week. This time Spring weather needs to come and stay! This […]

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 Strawberry Lemonade Oatmeal

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All I need is a few days in the 60s to be ready for Spring. A few days in the 80s and then I don’t want to go back! The weather here in NC obviously doesn’t share my opinion. It’s been cold and rainy  – I even had to scrape ice off my car the […]

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 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 […]