Ahhhh, autumn. Pumpkins and squash and apples, oh my.
I borrowed an idea from Mixxedtape for an oatmeal add-in this morning. I sautéed an apple with a little bit of olive oil and a lot of cinnamon, stirred some honey into my oatmeal, and mixed the apples in with my morning bowl of oatmeal.
I poured myself a cup of ambition, and enjoyed a yummy, comforting breakfast.
Thanks for everyone’s suggestions on how to improve the overnight oatmeal! I used your tips. I mashed a banana in a bowl.
I spooned in the leftover oatmeal.
I splashed a little bit of milk into the bowl. I wanted to add applesauce, but I didn’t have any at home.
I mixed everything up and nuked it in the microwave for a couple of minutes, then mixed in some cinnamon. (I love cinnamon–I think it makes everything taste better.)
The oatmeal tasted so much better! I enjoyed it with a cup of coffee. It was a good start to the day.
I’ve been curious about overnight oatmeal and how it tastes, especially if steel cut oats are used. I finally gave it a try.
I poured 2 cups of McCann’s steel cut Irish oatmeal into my Crockpot.
I diced an apple and dumped it into the pot.
I covered the ingredients with 8 cups of water and sprinkled the concoction with a generous helping of cinnamon.
The Crockpot was set to low heat for 10 hours, and I went to bed.
When I woke in the morning, the whole house smelled like oatmeal. It was a warm, cozy introduction to the day. I peered into the Crockpot where I saw…well…watery goop.
I’m a lumpy oatmeal kinda girl, so I hoped it wouldn’t be as watery once I mixed it up and poured it into the bowl. It was a bit thicker. Unfortunately, it was bland. Really bland.
I sprinkled cinnamon into the bowl, along with about a teaspoon of maple syrup. I didn’t want to use a sugary ingredient like maple syrup, but this oatmeal needed help–stat!
I’m sorry to report that it was still very bland. I didn’t have time to futz around with it, so I put the leftovers in the fridge until I could experiment some more. Any suggestions on how to flavor this stuff? Or how to cook it next time so it isn’t so bland?