Crock Pot Overnight Oatmeal

Crock Pot Overnight Oatmeal
Crock Pot Overnight Oatmeal

Crock Pot Overnight Oatmeal

Looking for some easy Crock Pot recipes for breakfast?

Check out my Crock Pot Overnight Oatmeal!

We entertain a lot in our home and we often have overnight guests.  I’m always looking for easy breakfast recipes that I can make the night before and this one is terrific!  I set up a breakfast bar where guests can serve themselves.  I usually set out maple syrup, brown sugar, blueberries, strawberries or other toppers and let everyone make their own “special” oatmeal.

Crock Pot Overnight Oatmeal
 
This easy recipe for Crock Pot Overnight Oatmeal is great for a breakfast bar. Just set out maple syrup, brown sugar, blueberries, strawberries or other toppers and let everyone make their own “special” oatmeal.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 6 cups water
  • cinnamon
  • chopped apples or other fruit
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Instructions
  1. Butter the crock pot. (I sue the 2 quart insert of my crock pot for this recipe)
  2. Add the oats and water.
  3. Stir in the chopped apples.
  4. Sprinkled with cinnamon.
  5. Dot with 2 tablespoons of butter.
  6. Cover and cook on low overnight…..this will be ready in the morning!
Crock Pot Overnight Oatmeal Ingredients

Crock Pot Overnight Oatmeal Ingredients

I like to add diced apples or dried cranberries when I add the water and oats.  If you want to add blueberries or raisins, add them in the morning…..or set them out as options on your Oatmeal Breakfast Bar Buffet!

Crock Pot Overnight Oatmeal with Chopped Apples

Crock Pot Overnight Oatmeal with Chopped Apples

Here is what the Crock Pot Overnight Oatmeal looks like in the morning……..

Crock Pot Oatmeal Cooked

This is also a terrific recipe to use once the kids go back to school.  Mornings are always so rushed and this recipe is ready when you are!  Try spooning this into paper cups and the kids can eat this on the run!  It’s a great way to make sure everyone starts their day with a healthy breakfast!

 

 

 

Omelet In a Mug

Omelet In a Mug

 

Omelet In a Mug

 

Think you don’t have time for breakfast?  Well, think again!  My Omelet In a Mug takes a total of 2 minutes and the combination of 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites will get your morning off to a healthy start.  The Ezekiel Bread toast and orange wedge round out this morning meal.

There are many reasons why eating breakfast tops most “Best Nutrition Tips” lists and why they say “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”.   The benefits include:

  • Weight control (  Eating breakfast helps you to avoid snacking and overeating at other meals.)
  • Clearer thinking ( After 8 to 12 hours without food, the brain needs “energy” to function.)
  • Improved mood
  • Improved concentration at school or work

In addition to all of these great health benefits, eating breakfast as a family is the perfect time to share and talk with your kids!

Here is my 2 minute Omelet In a Mug:

Omelet In a Mug
 
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 whole large egg and 2 egg whites
  • A splash of milk ( about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped vegetables ( whatever you have on hand — I used chopped green onion and chopped grape tomatoes)
  • Bacon bits ( optional)
  • Pam cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Spray a large mug with cooking spray.
  2. Break one whole egg and 2 egg whites into the mug.
  3. Add the milk, vegetables and bacon bits. Stir well with a fork.
  4. Microwave on high 45 seconds.
  5. Stir.
  6. Microwave another 45 seconds and serve.

Ingredients

Omelet In a Mug Ingredients

Spray large mug with cooking spray.  Break one whole large egg and 2 egg whites into the mug.  Add vegetables , bacon bits and splash of milk.

Assemble The Omelet In a Mug 1

Assemble The Omelet In a Mug 2

Stir with a fork and microwave on high 45 seconds.  Stir again and microwave an additional 45 seconds.  

Microwave Omelet In a Mug 1

Microwave Omelet In a Mug 2

 

Microwave Omelet In a Mug 3

 

I served this quick and easy microwaved omelet with a big piece of fresh orange and some toasted Ezekiel 4:9 Bread. What a great way to start the day!

Omelet In a Mug

 

Video: Omelet In a Mug

Think you don’t have time for breakfast? Well think again! This Omelet In a Mug cooks in less than 2 minutes for a hot and healthy breakfast

Kodiak Cakes Flapjacks for Christmas Morning……or ANY Morning!!

Kodiak Flapjacks with Syrup and Butter

 

My family LOVED the Kodiak Cakes Flapjacks!  I have to admit that I was intrigued when I received the box of Kodiak Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix because they proudly state that the product is all natural, whole wheat, oat and honey, no added fat, cholesterol or sugar.   Two 4 inch flapjacks have only 130 calories but they pack a big punch when it comes to taste!  Finally, we have a guilt-free way to enjoy pancakes!  

Kodiak Cakes is a family owned, Utah based company that was built on a family recipe that was passed down from one generation to the next.  The mix is a snap to make — you only have to add water and you magically have a healthy and flavor packed flapjack batter!  

Kodiak Cakes are available at Target and other retailers nationwide.  To locate a store near you that sells Kodiak Cakes, Click here:  Kodiak Cakes Store Locator. ( $4.99)

Now, back to our Kodiak Cakes Flapjack Breakfast….

The mix is a snap to make.  Just mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of the Kodiak Cakes Flapjack Mix… what could be easier?

 

Then whisk….

I poured about 1/4 cup of the batter onto the hot griddle…..

They were bubbly on top and golden on the bottom so it was time to flip them…..

You know, flipping the pancakes is really the tricky part.  You have to make sure the bottom is lightly golden brown and the top is bubbly so the centers will be cooked…

These flapjacks were EASY to flip.  They were just the right size and the batter was just the right consistency.  These flapjacks came out perfect…every time!

Now, at this point, I have to tell you how this all went down….

I made one batch of the Kodiak Cakes, which makes 9 Flapjacks.  The first three went to Bruce, who immediately started eating them AND giving these flapjacks RAVE reviews….The second three went to Kacy who also raved about them….The last three were for me.  While I was cooking the last three ( for me),  Bruce jumped up and mixed up another batch of these delicious flapjacks and cooked the second batch of 9 all by himself!  When I asked him what he thought about these flapjacks, he said ” Why would we ever go back to traditional pancakes?”  The flavor and nutrition really put these flapjacks over the top for us!

The flapjacks were very fluffy and the flavor was of toasted oats with a little maltly wheat.

If you are counting calories, just top these with fresh fruit, yogurt,  sugar free syrup, or fat free whipped topping for a low calorie breakfast. Bruce does not like syrup or butter on pancakes so he sprinkled these flapjacks with powdered sugar.  I will add fresh blueberries to the batter the next time I make these for a nice special touch.

We give the Kodiak Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix 5 Stars!  All I can say is run to your nearest store and buy a couple of boxes of this mix because you will be making these flapjacks every morning!  And, with the holidays just around the corner, you can’t beat the convenience and your family will love the taste!

Kodiak Cakes also have whole grain mixes for brownies and cookies and a variety of berry syrups.   Check out the Kodiak Cakes website for great recipe ideas, or to purchase products online.:  Kodiak Cakes

Note:  Kodiak Cakes supplied us with a box of the Flapjack and Waffle Mix to use in this review.  No compensation was received.  These are my true and honest opinions.  

  

 

Eggs in Toast Nests

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Eggs in Toast Nests are great for breakfast or brunch.  They can be partially made the night before you serve them which is an added bonus.  Better plan on 2 to 3 toast nests per serving because everyone loves these!

Eggs in Toast Nests
 
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
Ingredients
  • 6 slices of bread
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  • 6 medium size eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper
  • Note: To make 12, double the ingredients and use a 12 cup muffin tin
Instructions
  1. Step 1: (Can be done the night before you plan to serve these) Trim the crusts off of 6 slices of bread. Brush both sides with melted butter.
  2. Fit into large muffin cups or custard cups. Press down slightly with your fingers so the bread will fit in the cup. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes until lightly toasted.
  3. Step 2: Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Break a medium egg into each toast cup. Add salt and pepper and dot with butter. Poke each egg with a fork to break the yolk. Cover lightly with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes or until done.
  4. Loosen cups with a fork and serve hot on a platter with bacon or sausage links and garnish with fresh parsley.

Watch my how-to video here:

 

Ingredients:

6 slices of bread

1 stick of butter, melted

6 medium size eggs

1 tablespoon butter

salt and pepper

Note:  To make 12 Eggs in Toast Nests, double the ingredients and us e a 12 cup muffin tin.

Directions:

Step 1 – I usually do Step 1 the night before I plan on serving the Eggs in Toasts Nests.

Trim the crusts off of 6 slices of bread.  Brush both sides with melted butter.

Fit into large muffin cups or custard cups.  Press down slightly with your fingers so the bread will fit in the cup.  Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes until lightly toasted.

If doing step 1 the night before, remove the toast cups from the oven, cool slightly, cover with aluminum foil and continue with Step 2 the next morning.

Step 2:

Set oven temperature to 350 degrees.

Break a medium size egg into each toast cup.

Add salt and pepper and dot with butter.  Poke each egg with a fork to break the yolk.  Cover lightly with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes or until done.

Loosen cups with a fork and place on a platter .  Serve hot with bacon or sausage links and garnish with fresh parsley.

Here you see the Eggs in Toast Nests served with my Microwaved Bacon.

Enjoy!

To download the printable recipe with how to photos, click here:  Eggs in Toast Nests

Video: Eggs In Toast Nests



Looking for easy breakfast egg recipes? Eggs In Toast Nests are great for breakfast or brunch and can be made ahead of time for easy entertaining.

 

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