Epic fail indeed! About 85% of my steel-cut oats were nicely burned to the side of my crock pot, most of which was actually burned.
I was hoping that this morning I would be able to blog about how cooking oatmeal overnight is a great solution for those too lazy to make a nutritious breakfast in the morning. In the words of Borat... NOT! The only thing I did differently in this recipe was that my oats spent closer to 9 hours in the crock pot rather than 7-8, but 1/4 inch thick layer of burned oats doesn't just happen in one hour!
What to do, do? I need a quick breakfast with minimal effort!
Plain ol' oatmeal in the microwave.
1/2 cup quick-cook oats
1 cup water
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 packet Truvia
approx 2 tbsp Craisins
approx 2 tbsp chopped walnuts
Combine ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl, stir to combine, microwave for 2 minutes, and enjoy!
I'd consider this a learning experience, but I used the last bit of my steel-cut oats (which means I need to buy more) and the Overnight Oatmeal was supposed to yield 8 servings; that's 8 meals down the drain... literally!
Epic fail this early in the morning? Yikes. At least my last-minute oats were yummy.