CROCKPOT OVERNIGHT PUMPKIN OATMEAL

I have made this many times, its sooo good and I love that you can put it all in the crockpot, go to bed and wake up in the morning and breakfast is ready 🙂 So easy when you have a hectic morning getting kids off to school and everything 🙂 My boys love it 🙂 You can add cinnamon and cut back on the brown sugar as well 😀

CROCKPOT OVERNIGHT PUMPKIN OATMEAL

Great breakfast for a cool fall morning!

Ingredients:
1 Cup Steel Cut Oats
3 cups of water
1 cup of canned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of brown sugar (use less and add cinnamon)
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice

Instructions:
Place all ingredients into a heatproof bowl that will fit inside your slow cooker.

Place the bowl into your slow cooker and carefully add water into the cooker until the outside of the heatproof bowl is immersed halfway up in the water.

Cook on low for 8 hours.

Go to bed, Sweet dreams 🙂 wake up, and EAT and Enjoy 🙂 

 

Forget About It Chicken

Forget About It Chicken

A slow cooker chicken that you can put in the slow cooker in the morning and let it go all day!

Ingredients
1 whole chicken (4-5 lbs)
4-6 whole garlic cloves
3-4 garlic cloves minced
3 Tbsp chili powder
3 tsp salt
3 tsp pepper

Instructions
Chicken
Prepare slow cooker with a plastic disposable liner, if you prefer, or with a little non-stick spray
Rinse chicken and pat dry
Place whole garlic cloves in the cavity of the chicken
In a small bowl mix together minced garlic, chili powder, salt & pepper
With your fingers gently loosen the skin of the chicken
Spread spice mixture on the inside, outside and under the skin of the chicken
Place in the slow cooker
Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken in done
Stock
Remove chicken from slow cooker
Pour liquid into a medium saucepan
Bring to a boil and let reduce for 5 minutes
Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook until stock is reduced by ⅓-1/2
Check for seasoning and add as necessary
Let cool completely
Store stock in an airtight container or freeze

Notes
1/10th of the chicken is 6 WW+ points. It is best to remove the skin from the chicken before consuming.

Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken

Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken

This recipe is so easy and so good. Enjoy 🙂

Ingredients:…
1 Can Crushed Pineapples
1 Cup BBQ Sauce (Doesn’t have to be Hawaiin-Style, I’ve used Honey BBQ Sauce several times)
2-4 Boneless Chicken Breasts (Or however many you need for your family)

Directions: 1. Mix together BBQ Sauce and Pineapples together in a bowl.
2. Place chicken in Crock Pot
3. Pour mixture over chicken
4. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.

I often use sugar-free bbq sauce to cut down on the sugar!!

Maple Fall Crunch

Maple Fall Crunch

A delicious snack that screams fall with a hint of maple and pumpkin spice in each bite, plus it is all made in a slow cooker!

Ingredients
3 cups Chex (any variety you prefer)
4 cups honey nut cheerios (or another honey cereal you like)
2 cups pretzels (any plain variety you prefer, we used sticks broken up a bit)
2 cups dried cranberries (or cherries)
1 1/2 cups honey roasted peanuts (use any nut combo you prefer)
1 1/2 almonds
1 1/2 – 2 cups graham crackers broke up into pieces about 7-8 crackers (I used plain but cinnamon would be great)
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp salt
dash of chili powder – optional

Instructions
Spray a large slow cooker with nonstick spray
To the slow cooker add in cereals, pretzels, dried cranberries, nuts & graham crackers
Stir gently trying to not break up the cereal
In a large microwave-safe cup melt butter in microwave
Gently stir in maple syrup, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, salt & chili powder (if using) using a silicone spatula or spoon trying to coat everything as much as possible
Cook on high for 2 hours, stirring every 15-20 minutes as possible
Pay close attention towards the end, stirring more often to keep everything from burning
When all the liquid is dissolved and mixture is sticky pour onto a large piece of parchment paper, spreading it out to let cool
Let cool completely and then serve…trust me it is AMAZING!

Each serving is 7 WW+ points

Nutritional Info
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 123 Total Fat 13.6g Saturated Fat 4.9g Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 15mg Sodium 375mg Potassium 212mg Total Carbohydrates 31.9g Dietary Fiber 2.6g Sugars 17.7g Protein 5.2g
Vitamin A 9% – Vitamin C 11% – Calcium 8% – Iron 20%