When the mornings are chilly, try this yummy recipe for Rice Cooker Oatmeal.  I was inspired by eating some yummy oatmeal one morning at Jamba Juice and chased down a recipe online and then made it my own.  Feel free to make this recipe your own and enjoy in health!  P.S.  I like having this for dinner occasionally!

  • 1 2/3 C Almond Milk (plain or vanilla) You can also use regular milk or soy milk.
  • 2/3 C Steel cut oatmeal (I like Coach’s available at Costco)
  • 1 T ground flax seed
  • 2 T pure maple syrup
  • 1 t (or to taste) cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Handful of dried apples crunched up into smaller pieces  (with or without cinnamon — I like Bare fruit available at Costco) but you can use any dried fruit you prefer
  • 1 t vanilla

Mix in your favorite rice cooker and cook.  My rice cooker is very simple and I just push down the button and come back to lovely oatmeal.  With the more sophisticated models you may find you have to experiment with settings.   You can top with raisins and a little brown sugar and a dollop of almond milk.  Note: If using Vanilla Almond Milk reduce or eliminate the vanilla and maple syrup.  It’s a little too sweet for me that way.

I start this in the morning and then go work out.  How cool is it to smell the cinnamon wafting through the house!  Enjoy!