Anyway, my co-worker often brings real, home-prepared oatmeal to work and one day I asked her about the recipe. She told me it’s from the EP site and gave me a copy. Taking a quick glance at the ingredients, I had all on hand, except a small crock pot.
I do have a big, honking, dinosaur crock pot so I decided to stop at Target to see if I could score a
cheaper smaller one while they
are still offering back-to-campus deals.
Crock Pot Oatmeal
2 tablespoons of flax seed
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
The night before you want to enjoy this super-food breakfast, combine all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for 2-3 hours. Store overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning, reheat in the microwave and top with walnuts or almonds and fresh fruit. I used blueberries and strawberries that I also got at Target. Gotta love Target.
Blueberry Council, blueberries are dietary rock stars. Blueberries are a powerful antioxidant that work to neutralize molecules linked to the development of cancer. Additionally, they contain vitamin C, dietary fiber and manganese, important for bone health and converting certain foods into energy.