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« on: June 14, 2010 03:57:56 PM »

Hello all - I've got a question for the crock pot fans out there. I've made oatmeal in the crockpot and I've made baked oatmeal with eggs, and I love them both. So I'm wondering, can you make oatmeal in the crockpot with eggs for extra protein?  or would it be really gross? For the crockpot I just throw in a couple of coups of steel cut oats and 4x as much water (sometimes replacing some of the water with apple juice which is delicious!), sometimes adding sugar/brown sugar/honey and cinnamon. I've heard you can also put in raisins or other dried fruit, but I'm not a big fan of dried fruit. '
so what do you think? eggs? no eggs? is there any other way to add protein to oatmeal?

« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010 03:07:42 PM »

I have never had oatmeal with eggs before, so I can't recommend either way. If you want more protein, you could use milk or nuts. I usually use the microwave for my oatmeal and throw in walnuts. After it comes out I mix in some plain lowfat yogurt. As for dried fruit, raisins are ok, but I prefer frozen fruit like strawberries or blueberries. I wouldn't use them in a crockpot though.

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010 09:48:57 PM »

I've never made oatmeal with egg, or in a crockpot. But yeah, to add protien, add chopped almonds or walnuts or pecans. I do like that.
Milk instead of water. You could also add dry powdered milk, but I don't know how that would affect the taste. Maybe make a small batch, and add just a spoonfull, see how that works? Or soy powder-never added it into oatmeal, but that would up the protien, too.

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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010 04:31:58 AM »

I've had oatmeal custard before (adding milk and eggs). Just make sure you mix the eggs very well with the liquid so you don't end up with scrambled eggs.

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