I can make a nice bowl of oatmeal in about ten minutes, start to finish, and that includes walking down the stairs to the kitchen. So why am I going to make oatmeal that takes 8-9 hours to cook? Because I saw it on Pinterest, that's why!
The instructions were right on the pin. I did peel the apples before throwing them in, because I envisioned the peel sloughing off into the oatmeal and that was gross.
|Apples, brown sugar and cinnamon|
|Oatmeal and water added.|
The crockpot is on low. And now we wait....
...Good morning! Time for breakfast!
|Taking the lid off the crockpot. Hmmm.|
|Gave it a good stir to get all the ingredients emulsified.|
|This does not look like the Pinterest pin. |
It also does not taste like I would expect from the Pinterest pin.
A little blah. A lot gluey.
|Added a little more brown sugar. And raisins.|
And a splash of milk to loosen it up a bit.
|I was never one of those kids who ate the paste in kindergarten,|
but now I believe I have a pretty good idea what it would have been like.
This is my just-rolled-out-of-bed, no-make-up look, punctuated by
the gluey, gloppy oatmeal face. Lovely, huh?
By the time I added the additional brown sugar (which was a mistake, as I found a pocket of brown sugar in my bowl that didn't get mixed up with the rest of the
paste oatmeal in the bowl), raisins and milk, it took me about ten minutes.
Which is how long it takes me to make it in a pan on the stove and still have individual oats in the oatmeal.