Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cook Breakfast While You Sleep

Well, Evie's first birthday party today! My plan was to blog about it tonight and share the cake recipe, but it turns out that I greatly underestimated how tired I would be. So that will be next week.

This week I decided to share an overnight slow cooker breakfast recipe that we love from another blog. It was freaking amazing to wake up both Saturday and Sunday morning with breakfast already made! And it was delicious too. The first night we made pumpkin pie oatmeal. You can find the recipe here. I actually baked a pumpkin and used its poor old guts instead of using canned pumpkin like it calls for in the recipe, which was surprisingly labor intensive. We ended up sleeping in, so it cooked for about 10 hours and was still perfect, so don't worry about leaving it on too long.

The next night we decided to try apple cinnamon. We followed the same recipe, just used one cup of chopped apples instead of the pumpkin, and added some raisins. Next time I think I will add more apples. If you are used to eating super sugary stuff and these aren't sweet enough for you, you can always add a bit of maple syrup or stevia or (gasp!) sugar.

We will definitely be having these meals again, and many other variations I'm sure. Let me know if you come up with something tasty!