Sunday, November 28, 2010

Spiced Cranberry Overnight Oatmeal

This oatmeal is perfect for a delicious fall or winter weekend breakfast. You will never go back to those instant oatmeal packets once you've tried this! And the best part is that it is just as easy to make as instant oatmeal - just throw everything in the slow cooker and leave it overnight! Slow cooking the oatmeal allows it to get so rich and creamy and really absorb all of the flavours of the spices. 


4 and 1/2 cups water
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups fresh or dried cranberries - If you are using dried cranberries then increase the amount of water by 1/4-1/2 cup because they will absorb more moisture
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. allspice 
Sprinkle salt


Place all ingredients in a slow cooker (crock pot) and stir to combine. Cook on the lowest setting overnight (6-8 hours). Stir, top with more fresh or dried cranberries and serve.

This recipe makes about 6 servings. You can also halve the recipe if you need less.

*Recipe from Coconut & Lime

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