Serve this strawberries and cream oatmeal recipe for a sweet and delicious whole grain breakfast. There's no excuse to skip breakfast: This oatmeal with strawberries recipe comes together overnight in the slow cooker!
In a 1 1/2- or 2-quart slow cooker or a 1 1/2-quart casserole combine the water, oats, and salt.
If using the 1 1/2-quart casserole, place casserole inside a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker and add enough water to cooker to reach halfway up sides of casserole. Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours.
Stir the 2/3 cup strawberries, the half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla into hot cereal. Top individual servings with additional strawberries (if desired) and crystallized ginger.