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Overnight slowcooker oats

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stuckinthehouse Mon 06-Feb-17 13:33:17

I would like to try this but am so overwhelmed by all the recipes on pinterest! I want to try them all!
Can anyone recommend a good one to start with? I'm thinking some kind of apple/cinnamon/maple type thing...

sewingjassy Mon 06-Feb-17 13:41:30

I'd be interested to hear suggestions. My attempts have always resembled blancmanges by morning, even on the lowest setting.

Highlove Mon 06-Feb-17 13:45:42

Not sure why you need a slow cooker? Overnight oats aren't cooked. At least I don't think so - no recipe I've ever seen does. (Though I believe you can do porridge overnight in the slow cooker, but that's different.)

For two people (generously) I finely grate one apple, add 100 grams of oats and about half/half Greek yog and milk to cover plus a bit. Then throw in whatever you fancy - I usually add a handful of sultanas and a few blueberries, then leave overnight. Some cinnamon or maple sounds nice too. I sometimes add a few seeds for crunch as I serve it. No cooking involved. And my toddler can't get enough of it.

Highlove Mon 06-Feb-17 13:47:24

I did it with over ripe banana once too. (In place of apple.) Wasnt to my taste but the aforementioned toddler loved it.

GerundTheBehemoth Mon 06-Feb-17 13:51:10

I used to soak oats in water/milk overnight (with some raisins and cinnamon usually), then in the morning I'd heat it up on the hob for a couple of minutes so it became porridgey.

Highlove Mon 06-Feb-17 14:14:01

Yeah I've done pre-soaked porridge too - I find it cooks much quicker on the hob if it's been soaked overnight. But that's very different quantities - I use 350mls of liquid to 50grams oats. Overnight oats have much less liquid and (in my house, at least) have the addition of Greek yoghurt.

Some overnight oat recipes just use fruit juice (normally Apple) but I prefer milk/yoghurt with just finely grated apple both for taste but also because it's better nutritionally for the DCs.

OwlInAnOakTree Mon 06-Feb-17 14:15:07

I love the idea of waking up to porridge cooked overnight in the slow cooker, but didn't like them at all when I tried it. Found they cooked so much they had the consistency and texture of semolina. Couldn't eat them. I think it might just be a case of trial and error to find a recipe you like. Just work your way through all those Pinterest ones. smile

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