Slow Cooker Peach Oatmeal

oatmeal 6

Hello friends!  How was the start of your week?  Mine has been pretty good, I was able to get back into the work groove pretty quickly after a 3 day weekend, and feel fairly on top of things so far. Though I feel like I usually start the week strong and then, you know, life happens.   I also got in a Zumba class last night.  I had not taken Zumba in ages, it felt good to shimmy and shake up a sweat!

Anyways, how about some breakfast? I made this peach oatmeal last week, had it for breakfast 4 days in a row, and gave some serious thought to making another batch the very next day.  It is lightly sweet, and stuck with me all morning.  Also, it couldn’t be easier, about 10 minutes of prep in the evening, and boom, breakfast is waiting when you get up!

Slow Cooker Peach Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups steel-cut oats (old-fashioned oats will not work here)
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • .25 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups diced peaches (about 3 peaches)
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (optional)
  • Toppings: brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon

Directions: Add all ingredients in a slow cooker and stir together.

oatmeal 3

Cover and cook on low for 6-6.5 hours (overnight).

oatmeal 4

Once cooked, stir and serve.  I enjoyed mine topped with walnuts, brown sugar and a little more cinnamon.  Makes 6 servings

*I did not add any sweetener to the oatmeal itself, because I prefer to just add a little on top before serving  If you prefer, a little brown sugar or maple syrup can be added to the oatmeal itself.

oatmeal 7

This was great to take to work.  I just scooped it in a jar, added an extra splash of almond milk, and heated it up when I was ready to eat.

I love cooking up big batches of oatmeal so I can take it for breakfast all week.  What are your go to quick or make ahead breakfasts?

 

 

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Peach Oatmeal

    1. Thanks! Sorry about your slow cooker, they are so convenient, I would be pretty bummed if it broke. I imagine that was quite the crash falling off the counter too. I’m sure you could make this on the stove top, following the oats cooking times, but I haven’t tried it yet.

      Like

  1. YUM. I’ve been on a cold oats kick for so long, steel cut oats on the stove sound SO GOOD. And with peaches? YUM. My to go breakfast for when I’m eating it walking to work (bad I know), are flapjacks protein pancakes! Currently using apple cinnamon!

    Like

  2. I think the whole30 isn’t really a “diet.” Just a reset that helps you discover which foods affect you in different ways during the reintroduction.

    Like

    1. You are right. I am giving it a try to really kinda break from the sweets I have overindulging in recently and refocus my diet. I have heard folks say they had a lot more energy while doing it, so I am curious to see if I experience that. Have you ever tried it?

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s