31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Overnight Oatmeal

January is both Slow Cooker Month and Oatmeal Month. This easy recipe kills two birds with one stone, if you’re into thematic cooking and eating. Plus, oatmeal is just so good for you and so tasty. This version is also sweet and fruity to tempt your tastebuds. The best part is, you can set it to cook overnight and have breakfast ready to go first thing in the morning, saving you a bit of time! Or if you feel like having a long and leisurely start to the day, you can also cook it on high for a shorter cooking time. Enjoy!
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Plum Overnight Oats

Oatmeal is definitely one of my favorite breakfasts to eat. I didn’t like it as much as a kid. But back then, I didn’t realize that there was a whole world out there beyond the boring plain envelope that you got in the box. Making your own oatmeal at home allows for a lot of creativity and flavor combinations that you’re never going to find in an envelope. For example, why not add plums to your oatmeal? The best part is, you can start making this at night so that it is ready to eat in the morning, saving your time and giving you a tasty and healthy start to your day.

Ingredients for Plum Overnight Oats

  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 fresh plum, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Maple syrup
  • Ground cinnamon

How To Make Plum Overnight Oats

  1. Boil the water in a small to medium-sized pan.
  2. Reduce the heat and add in 3/4 cup of almond milk, salt, and the oats.
  3. Simmer for about 4 minutes.
  4. When completely cooked, remove the pan from the heat and scoop the contents into a bowl to cool, about 12 minutes.
  5. Stir in remaining milk.
  6. Add the maple syrup.
  7. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight.
  8. In the morning, stir the chopped up plum bites with a little bit of syrup and cinnamon.
  9. Add them over the oatmeal and enjoy!

31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Breakfast Burrito Filling

The best breakfast is one that you don’t have to spend a lot of time prepping so early in the morning, and yet is filling and tasty. Breakfast burritos are one of my favorite things and you can do so much of the prep work the night before to have it ready to go first thing in the morning. Or you can make the breakfast burrito filling ahead of time otherwise, let it cool, and keep it in the refrigerator for up to five days. All you have to do is reheat, make your eggs, and then add cheese and salsa to taste before rolling it up. Easy, right? Continue reading “31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Breakfast Burrito Filling”

Pumpkin Overnight Oats 3 Ways

Mornings are hectic while you’re trying to get ready for work and for school. You can save a lot of time by making breakfast ahead of time the night before, and still have something healthy. And in the fall, what would be more appropriate than pumpkin overnight oats? I have three variations for you to check out today. Which one sounds best to you?

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Blueberry Overnight Oats

Blueberry overnight oats are nice and easy to make. Best of all, they are packed with antioxidants with all of the blueberries and chia seeds. Antioxidants help to keep you young as they repair damage done to the body by exposure to pollutants and illness-causing agents. Plus blueberries just taste good and go quite well with oatmeal. Chia seeds and Greek yogurt add some protein to help you feel full. The seeds and oatmeal in general are good for fiber. All of the flavors combined, between the almond milk, cinnamon, and vanilla, plus the creaminess of the Greek yogurt make this healthy breakfast quite a treat.

Ingredients for Blueberry Overnight Oats:

  • ⅓ cup old-fashioned oats
  • ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup plain almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ tablespoon or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • 1 Mixing bowl

How to Make Blueberry Overnight Oats:

  1. Take a medium-sized mixing bowl and mix together the oats, chia seeds, yogurt, honey, and vanilla until everything is covered.
  2. Cover the bowl with cling wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight or until it’s chilled.
  3. When ready to serve, spoon into a bowl.
  4. Top with blueberries and cinnamon.
  5. You could even add more yogurt on top of the oatmeal and put the blueberries on that.
  6. Enjoy!