“With its mild maple flavor and crispy broiled topping, this oatmeal is comforting yet special. I often use dried cherries instead of the raisins and add star anise to spice it up a bit.” —Rose Ann Wilson, Germantown, Wisconsin
My twin girls can give me double trouble when I try to feed them breakfast. But whenever I make this recipe, they always have big helpings. They also like to help pick the apples from the trees in our own backyard.
This warm breakfast cereal made in the slow cooker is a great way to get your veggies in the morning and keep a healthy diet! For extra crunch, I garnish individual servings with ground walnuts or pecans.—Debbie Kain, Colorado Springs, Colorado
"This special oatmeal gets me going in the morning and makes me feel great all day," reports Linda Hocking of Mackay, Idaho. "My husband and son race mountain bikes, so they need foods like this that provide energy."
I took up eating quinoa when I found out how much protein it has. It's really an easy dish to experiment with. My first version of this recipe was made with shredded apples instead of blueberries. It's just as delicious! —Shannon Hadinger, Pickerington, Ohio
These delicious slow-cooker grains are perfect. I set my slow cooker to start automatically overnight and a hearty breakfast is ready in the morning, making this quick and healthy recipe a favorite in my home. —Sherisse Dawe, Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada