Sunday mornings can be downright disastrous in our home. Getting 8 people up on time, ready and out the door is, in my mind at times, miraculous. I’ve long given up on matching socks, hair perfectly combed or clothing that doesn’t have any wrinkles, like I said- it’s a MIRACLE just to get out the door and to church on time. Anything that makes a Sabbath morning easier is truly a blessing for this frazzled mama and this dish doesn’t disappoint!
Okay– so oatmeal has not always been one of my favorite meals, but this recipe makes creamy dreamy oatmeal that I could seriously get used to. I found a variation of it in a cookbook of mine and thought, “Wow, it would really be nice to wake up in the morning and not have to make breakfast… I’ll give it a shot.”
You can use just about any fruit, but our favorites are apples and raisins with brown sugar and cinnamon, which will be the version I share with you today. Not only will tummies be filled with warm, nutritious food in the morning, you will wake up to the most wonderful smell throughout the home! Seriously- combine that with fresh coffee brewing and oh my! It’s grandma’s house all over again!
Now, take about 2-3 cups of oats- not the quick-cook kind!- and pour those over the brown sugar layer.
Sprinkle with more cinnamon if you like.Next, pour 2 cups water and 1-2 cups of milk over the oats till the liquid comes up to the ‘lip’ of your crockpot— DO NOT STIR ANYTHING.
add some extra pats of butter on top. I think, in total, I use about a 1/4 cup of butter from start to finish.