December 24, 2008

Spiced Cranberry (Overnight) Oatmeal

4 1/2 cups water
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups (fresh) cranberries
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
sprinkle salt

Place all ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook on low overnight (6-8 hours). Stir and serve.

Yield: about 6 servings

My thoughts:
Is there anything easier to make for breakfast than overnight oatmeal? It is super creamy and requires no effort in the morning-perfect for workday mornings, holidays, brunch etc. I added more sugar than I normally would to oatmeal because cranberries are quite tart but the cereal wasn't sugary, just pleasantly spicy and cranberry filled.