Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Breakfast Cereal Alternative: Slow Cooker Oats

One of the biggest wasters of your food budget are commercial breakfast cereals. You are paying several dollars for high sugar content, artificial dyes, heat extruded, highly packaged, fake food.

The best alternative to these processed cereals are cooked grain cereals. Oatmeal, wheat berries, rice porridges, millet; the list is long. For the next three days I am going to provide you with easy ways to prepare natural cereals.

To make oatmeal in the slow cooker you must use steel cut (Irish) oats. It holds up to the long cooking time without getting mushy. Place the same amount of oats, water, and salt into the cooker as you would in conventional cooking. Before you go to sleep turn the cooker onto low. You should wake up to a nice pot of hearty cereal.

Add the toppings your family enjoys. Heavy on the fresh fruit and light on sweeteners and butter will keep it healthy.

God bless,

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