(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 93)
Happy New Year!
I hope your 2014 got off to a glorious beginning.
Speaking of glorious beginnings, I think this crock pot baked oatmeal is a great way to begin the day.
I’ve been making Baked Oatmeal for several years now, but had never done it in the crock pot until yesterday, using a recipe from Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook: 250 New Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes! as my guide.
If you’ve never had baked oatmeal you’re in for a treat. To me it tastes like a warm-from-the oven oatmeal muffin or cookie, rather than cereal.
I kept this batch of crock pot baked oatmeal kinda plain. But you can add fruit (fresh, frozen or dried) or nuts if you prefer to fancy it up.
I love it with fresh fruit and/or yogurt.
If you let the crock pot baked oatmeal sit for a while after it’s done cooking, you’ll be able to cut it into sections that should lift right out. And you can store the leftovers in the fridge to enjoy all week.
Each serving has 268 calories and 7 Weight Watchers Points Plus.
- ¼ cup oil
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1-1/2 cups skim milk (I used vanilla coconut milk beverage)
- 3 cups uncooked oatmeal, rolled or quick oats
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- I used my 2-Quart Crockpot for this but a 3-Quart should work too.
- Coat your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl whisk together the oil, applesauce, brown sugar, salt, and eggs until well blended and creamy. Whisk in the milk.
- Add the oats and baking powder and stir until well mixed.
- Pour into your greased slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 5 hours, until the edges are golden brown and the center is set. (Mine was done in 4 hours.)
- Serve hot or let it stand in the slow cooker for up to an hour and then cut it into pieces for serving.
Possible Additions to your crock pot baked oatmeal:
1 cup chopped fresh apple
1 cup frozen berries
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen peaches
1 cup chopped banana
3/4 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, dates, figs, apricots, etc)
1/2 cup chopped nuts
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*PointsPlus® for crock pot baked oatmeal calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.