Print the recipe card! overnight oatmeal
Using a wonder oven is the easiest way to cook oatmeal, especially in cooking steel cut oats or oat groats. If you haven’t tried making oatmeal with your wonder oven yet you’re going to love it! Plus the time you’ll save: minimally processed whole oat groats (where only the husk has been removed from the grain) or steel cut oats (groats that have been cut into small pieces) can take 30 – 60 minutes to cook on the stove. The prep time using a wonder oven, however, is just 5 minutes beyond the time it takes to boil the water.
Start it before you go to bed and you’ll wake up to hot delicious oatmeal ready to eat!
8 cups water/ apple juice (I usually use 6 cups of water + 2 cups of apple juice)
2 cups steel cut oats, regular oats or oat groats
1 cup freeze dried fruit
1/4 tsp. salt
cinnamon (if desired)
(powdered milk is pictured since it was used to serve as milk with the oatmeal)
Bring all ingredients to a boil. Boil with lid on (just so the lid is also hot) and place in wonder oven to cook overnight.
In the morning, the wonder oven was set out and apparently my kids have learned now to check inside to see what’s for breakfast all on their own. As it happened, they all took care of feeding themselves before I even got up — love it!
Sprinkle some cinnamon on top and add some milk … yum!
- Have I raved about how much I love Grandma’s Country Cream powdered milk? For taste, it’s the best out there IMO. Also, as pictured, I was able to use it to mix a quick cup of milk (no problem with it dissolving) and enjoy it with my oatmeal just as if it were real milk! The only taste equal I’ve been able to find has been Morning Moo but unfortunately because it’s a whey based “milk alternative” there were some things nutritionally on the label that bothered me esp. the added sugars, hydrogenated oils and low protein per serving. Please leave a note in the comments if there are other brands you’ve tried and really liked — this is the powdered milk I’ve liked best after shopping around and taste testing as much as I could.
- This time around I used freeze dried peaches in the oatmeal but strawberries, blueberries and apples (either freeze dried or dehydrated) have been some other favorites. Raisins or craisins plump beautifully and are delicious in it too.
- As far as pots go that work well in wonder ovens you want something that is fairly thin (as in light weight) not heavy and thick metalled. Also you want the quantity of food you’re cooking to match the size of pot you use, in other words you don’t want a lot of air space hanging around inside the pot while it cooks. Well, I finally found a small set of pots over at IKEA that work well and that I like. The only problem was that they came with small venting holes in the lids (which I’ve since plugged with small pieces of tin foil to keep the steam from escaping) but other than that they’re just what I was looking for. Ultra cheap too!