This is my favorite oatmeal recipe. It cooks at night while you sleep. It is very creamy and like a bread pudding in consistency---you wake up with this wonderful smell wafting throughout the house.
1 cup oats (the old fashioned ones)
2 and1/2 cups of milk (This works with water as well--only use less water--more like 2 )
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tab. of butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 finely chopped apple (without skin and core)
1/2 cup raisins (I use one of the little boxes--it might be more like 1/4 cup
Grease the inside of Crock pot (I use the small crock--about 2 or 2 and1/2 quart size. Throw all ingredients inside Crock and mix well . Cover and cook on low for 8 or 9 hours. Stir before serving. Add a little cold milk when serving. You can use water in the recipe instead of milk--the consistancy will be a bit different, but equally good)
Note: all kinds of variations are possible--I love it plain made with water and maple syrup toooooooo!
To clean the pot afterwards just fill with hot water and set on high for 20 or 30 minutes--cleans up in a flash.