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Healthy Oatmeal!

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Guess what?

This delicious breakfast will be ready for you when you wake up in the morning and you won’t have to lift a sleepy, coffee-deprived finger to do it. True story.

This bad boy will cook all night while you sleep. Yup. 8 full hours!

Sorry, no, I can’t include the 8 hours of sleep with this recipe. I barely get that myself these days. But I can promise you a “wake-you-up-it’s-so-delicious” breakfast you’ll enjoy again and again this season. And all you have to do is throw it together the night before when you’re still somewhat conscious! How’s that for convenience?

RELATED READING:
■The Oatmeal Project – 365 Ways To Enjoy Your Oats

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal
(Makes 2 servings)

Note: I don’t recommend using any other type of oats with this. Steel cut oats seem to stand up to long cooking times far better than other styles of oats. Also, if you prefer your raisins chewy, add them after cooking. Cooking them makes them very soft. However, if you do not cook them with the oats, you will most likely need more sweetener.

Ingredients
1/2 cups steel cut oats
2 cups water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
Pure maple syrup for topping

Directions

Step 1 – Combine everything in a small, 1 or 2 quart slow cooker. No larger. (You will need to multiply the recipe for larger slow cookers)

Step 2 – Cook on low for 8 hours.

Eat and Enjoy!

Nutritional Content
1 serving = 1/2 the recipe

Calories: 207
Total Fat: 2 gm
Saturated Fats: 0 gm
Trans Fats: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 6 mg
Carbohydrates: 47 gm
Dietary fiber: 4 gm
Sugars: 25 gm
Protein: 4 gm
Estimated Glycemic Load: 27

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