Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Oats

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

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Ingredients

  • Cooking spray (preferably canola or olive oil)
  • 1 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/4 cup flax meal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups milk of your choice
  • 1 can of pumpkin puree (100% pumpkin, not canned pumpkin pie mix)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins (or other dried fruit, optional)
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ (optional)

Instructions

1. Coat slow cooker with spray. Add oats, flax, water, milk, pumpkin, vanilla, spices and salt to slow cooker. Stir until well-combined.

2. Cook on low for 6 – 8 hours.

3. Stir oats and divide into bowls. Add a splash of milk if it is too thick.

4. If using, top with raisins, walnuts and wheat germ.

5. Allow leftover oatmeal to cool. Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to a week. Reheat oatmeal on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

GREAT ADDITIONS/SUBSTITUTIONS

For extra sweetness, lightly drizzle maple syrup. Try your favorite dried fruits instead of raisins, like apricots or apples.

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

Slow cooker/Crockpot, measuring cups, measuring spoons, stirring utensil

Nutritional Information

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