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Overnight Pumpkin Spice Crockpot Oatmeal

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:39 AM

This weekend the weather turned.  Ahhhhhh, it finally feels like fall.  🍂🍁. Time to pull out some of those pumpkin recipes! 🎃

This is a great warm breakfast, that goes together fast, and is sure to please!  Simply take a few minutes to start it the night before, and with just a couple minutes of work in the morning, you’ll have a warm, nourishing breakfast ready in no time.  Also, by soaking it overnight, it increases the digestability of the oats, and reduces anti-nutrients and cooking time.  

Overnight Pumpkin Spice Crockpot Oatmeal

       Serves 4 

Mix together in crockpot and soak for 8-12 hours or overnight:

    1 1/2 cups rolled oats 

    1/2 cup hulled buckwheat (can substitute 1 cup extra oats, if desired)

    3 cups water

    1/4 cup yogurt, whey, kefir, etc (I like to use sourdough starter for best digestability)

In the morning add:

    1 cups pumpkin puree

    1/4 cup butter

    1 cups milk

    1/4 cup sucanat (or coconut sugar, erythritol, etc)

    1/4 tsp salt

    1 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice *or*

             1 tsp cinnamon

             1/8 tsp allspice

             1 Dash each ginger, cloves & nutmeg

    1/4 cup raisins (optional)

When you wake up in the morning, add additional ingredients, turn crockpot on low, cook for 2 hours and serve when ready!  (It would go great with a hot cup of Snappy Ginger Tea!)

I double the recipe and use my Instant Pot, on the slow cook setting.  

Alternatively, you can do the soaking in a pot on the stove.  In the morning, when you are ready, turn on the heat, and simmer for 10-12 minutes.

Let me know if you try it, and how you like it! 


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