Source: Adapted from Tosca Reno's The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook: Great-Tasting Recipes That Keep You Lean
I don't know about you, but I often find myself in a breakfast rut of Cheerios, Cheerios and more Cheerios.
A big part of that is because I often don't get going in the morning early enough to have time for anything but cold cereal.
I've decided to be a little more disciplined and introduce a little more variety into our breakfast routine (I know, New Year resolutions, right? You probably give it a week? Me too).
This recipe was perfect because you set it all up the night before and just eat it in the morning! It is actually faster than cold cereal! Well, one downfall: cleaning the crock pot later that day sucks and pretty much evens out whatever time you saved in the morning. BUT at least you had a healthy, more exciting breakfast!
This recipe has a nice homey, stick-to-your-bones kind of taste. A perfect chilly morning treat. Just the kind of thing I envision eating in a mountain chalet before a day of skiing (if I did that sort of thing).
What you'll need:
- 2 C steel-cut oats
- 1/2 C oat bran
- 1/2 C brown rice
- 1/4 C wheat germ
- 2 Tbsp flax seed
- 3 C skim milk
- 3.5 C water (or any combination of fluids to equal 6.5 C)
- 1 C raisins (or anything, really - apple, cranberries, dates, nuts etc.) - optional
- 1.5 Tbsp vanilla
- pinch of nutmeg
- fruit toppings - optional (I like to top mine with berries and banana)
- brown sugar - optional
Place all ingredients in crock pot. Stir well. Cover. Set to cook overnight on low. In the morning, top with fruit and a sprinkle of brown sugar, and enjoy!