This is part five of a five part series on different ways I use my slow cooker. This series is a part of my month long "5 Days With My Appliances" series..
On the final part of my series on slow cookers, I decided to take a look at some unique recipes and ideas. These aren't recipes I have done myself before, but ones that I think found interesting.
1. Overnight Oatmeal | Click here for the recipe
Alton Brown has a recipe for cooking oatmeal all night in a slow cooker and having it ready for you the minute you wake up. The recipe calls for steel cut oats and dried fruit. It got a lot of mixed reviews on Food Network's website. Some people didn't like the texture. I guess it's up to the individual's tastes. If you are a big oatmeal fan, who doesn't have a lot of time in the morning, this is one recipe that is worth a look at.
Don't have a fondue pot but want to still enjoy some? Give a slow cooker a try. If you have a good one, you should be able to set it so that whatever you are melting, stays the way you want it.
3. Hot Drinks
If you are looking for a hot punch, juice, or cider, then a slow cooker can keep that drink at the perfect temperature. Alton Brown used a slow cooker to make Wassail on a Christmas themed episode of Good Eats. I also found this recipe for a mulled apple cider.
4. Tapioca Pudding | Click here for the recipe
Another Alton Brown recipe is for homemade tapioca pudding. If you want to make real genuine tapioca pudding, you need to buy the pearls. These take time to break down, so a slow cooker is a great tool for the job.
Got any other unique slow cooker ideas? Feel free to leave a comment, telling me what you do with your slow cooker.