Slowly Through the Night

April 19, 2010

Early Bird

Early Bird

Don’t you wish that you could wake up to breakfast ready? Something hot and nutritious? So that you didn’t have to rattle around clumsily, hurried, before work? Wish no more. Here’s a recipe by yours truly that guarantees you breakfast by dawn. Get it? Breakfast by dawn? Haul out your slow cooker.

Makes lots

1.5 cups large flake, old-fashioned oatmeal

1 cup quinoa flakes

3/4 cup pearl barley

1/4 cup quinoa

1/4 cup red quinoa

1/4 cup ground flax

pinch of salt

8 cups water

There is not much to this method. You can almost do it with your eyes closed, which is partly the point. Throw all of the ingredients into your slow cooker, program it for four hours on low and go to bed. Wake up to a rather large potful of hot cereal. Admittedly, you will have to reheat over the next few mornings. But that’s okay, there’s nothing to think about as long as, like me, you don’t mind eating the same thing for a few mornings. You can have it with seeds or nuts for crunch, dried fruit for a bit of sweetness and almond milk to render it cool and creamy.

A Good Start

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2 Responses to “Slowly Through the Night”

  1. Debra said

    I love the simplicity of this breakfast, what a lovely way to start the day.

  2. Julie said

    Thanks Dawne. I tried crockpot oatmeal once with a recipe that I found on the internet. It was crap. This looks MUCH, MUCH better. I always enjoy a good breakfast by dawn(e).

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