Yesterday I posted about my pumpkin pie oats and I decided last night that I would go with the same thing this morning just change it up a bit by putting it in the crock pot over night. Luckily my crock pot came with something called the little dipper and it was the perfect size to fit this meal in. I followed the same recipe as yesterday just let it cook sloooww over night and when I woke up the next morning I was not disappointed. I previously had only soaked the oats over night in the fridge and this was my first attempt at using the slow cooker to actually warm cook them. I sprayed the cooker with a little coconut oil because reading (yes I actually read something) online about how people would slow cook oats I found a lot were having issues with them sticking to the sides. So after I sprayed the sides I just poured the oats mixture in and put the lid on and let it roll over night!
Oats in the crock pot.
Ssshhh they are sleeping!
When I woke up in the morning I was happy to see that one they not only had not boiled over but also were nice and thick! As I stirred it up in the crock pot I could feel I was scraping a crust off the sides. This turned out to be possibly the best part of the entire experience. It was filled with flavor and the texture could not be beat! Once I had them all mixed together I grabbed a bowl and the rubber spatula and got every last bit out, wasn’t leaving anything behind of this tasty treat! I tried to slowly enjoy them, the fact they were actually hot because of them being cooked really helped, but they were so good they didn’t last as long as I would have liked! TRY THIS COOKING METHOD FOR OATS! I know it can be tough if you are trying to just make a single serving because trying to do that in a full size crock pot can be tough. That is actually the reason I hadn’t tried it because I would have had to do like 4 servings and trying to figure that out cooked is not something I had the time to try to figure out. I highly recommend trying to find a small enough pot so that you can cook this way. Tonight I think I am going to try it with my Key Lime myoatmeal.com blend and some banana instead of pumpkin, but tomorrow is another 60 carb day so it would be one serving and I might not be able to get the banana to fit. Pumpkin is lower carb so I might get it to work just wondering how key lime, white chocolate, graham cracker pumpkin oats would be? Hey YOLO right?
What a sight to wake up to!
Yesterday I got an order from Michel De France with a bunch of their amazing crepes, soy wraps and some thicker soy wraps called Norigami. For my post workout meal I decided that I would give the thicker soy wraps a try heck for 1 carb, 1 fat and 2 protein why not! They were chili flavored and had chili flakes in them which made them even better! Before hitting my cardio last night I stopped at QFC and picked up some Boar’s Head and one of the meats I got was the chipotle chicken breast so I decided I would use this, some asparagus and FF cream cheese as the filling. So after a monster shoulder and arm day I hopped on the Harley and headed to the office to get work done and hammer down this wrap. One concern I had was how the wrap would hold up since it was a little thin but there were no tears or anything so it passed that test! Next of coarse is one of the most important test and that is how did it taste? Awesome! The chili flakes gave it a nice little kick along with the chipotle chicken. The asparagus gave it a little crunch and the cream cheese really balanced the whole thing out. This was a nice quick and filling meal that is holding me over till lunch pretty well. The macros for the whole thing were 7c/3f/33p! Can’t beat those poverty macros.
I am posting this as a menu item but not really sure how that is different. If it doesn’t show up right I’ll post it like normal. It did not post right as a menu item so I am posting it here.
This is more of a pre curser to what I am having for breakfast in the morning. I am trying to eat through some of my custom steel cut oatmeal from MyOatmeal.com. I have a White Chocolate, Pumpkin, and Graham Cracker Crust flavored steel cut oats blend. I decided to kick it up a bit. Here is my recipe for my overnight oats tonight and will have some pictures and feedback tomorrow.
80g Custom Steel Cut Oat mix
1 Cup Almond Milk
61g Pumpkin Puree
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Place all the ingredients in some Tupperware and stick it in the fridge overnight. Depending on the texture and volume in the morning I may give the double cook a try on these. I also may try these again in a slow cooker depending on how it comes out. I also may top it all off with some brown Splenda and WF pancake, but its all going to depend on what happens in the morning. Excited to get to bed and wake up for this and my frittata! The macros are 61c/7f/12p and can be reduced by doing a single serving of oats.
So this ended up coming out amazing! The pumpkin gave it more thickness and I was able to add more water in the morning to give it more volume. I ended up topping it with some Splenda brown sugar and that put it over the top. Definitely a keep of a recipe. Highly recommend you give it a try because it is easy and tastes great! Let me know if you do or if you change it up a bit and how it came out.
80g Myoatmeal.com blend, 61g Pumpkin, 1cup almond milk, pumpkin pie spice and Splenda brown sugar.