Thursday, November 15, 2007

Crock Pot Hot Cereal

If you know me at all, then you know I'm not a morning person. The funny thing about kids, well, they all seem like morning people. (My girl is anyway) and also, kids tend to want breakfast. And like most people, don't want the same breakfast every day. So, in my attempt to provide nutritious, EASY, cheap, EASY and different meals, I stumbled upon this great crock pot hot cereal recipe:

Crock-Pot Cereal
1 c. Oatmeal
1 c. Barley
1/4 c. unflavored tvp (tvp is available in the health food section at the grocery store and is sold as texturized protein granules.) It's a pretty cheap protein and you won't even taste it.
2+ tsp. cinnamon (more or less)

In the evening, stir together dry ingredients in your crock-pot.
8 cups cold water
3+ tsp. vanilla

Stir gently, set slow-cooker to just under 3, or low on a crockpot. In the morning, stir and serve.

I usually half this recipe as it's usually just my daughter and I eating this. It's enough for 2 with a good bit leftover if you half it. This recipe is great because you can substitute any grain you have, it sneaks a great bit of protein into your breakfast, it's ready when you get up and you can serve it with any number of toppings. A few days ago I topped it with some applesauce I made and milk. It's also great with maple syrup.


Krista said...

This looks really good. I am going to toss some in to the crockpot tonight.

Thanks for sharing!

Simple Blog Writer said...

This is a good idea that I think I will try. I have done brown-rice pudding in the crockpot overnight. That makes a great, warm breakfast in the winter, and it's good cold as well in the summer. I add dried fruits to the crockpot and serve with nuts on top.

I'm not a morning person either and need all the help I can get with breakfast.

Christine said...

Oh! brown rice pudding! Now THAT sounds good! I will have to try that!