Crock Pot Apple-Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal makes breakfast time simple, healthy and delicious! Throw this easy oatmeal recipe in the slow cooker the night before and have a warm bowl of fall oatmeal waiting for you in the morning.
CROCK POT APPLE-CINNAMON STEEL CUT OATMEAL
I have a simple, healthy breakfast recipe for you guys today! Do you ever use your slow cooker to make oatmeal?
Well if you haven’t tried it, you should! It is a nice way to skip the hassle of making breakfast on a busy morning but still be able to put something healthy on the table. And of course with fall comes an abundance of apples, one of my favorite fall ingredients. This Crock Pot Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal recipe will put your favorite apples to good use.
It is not only easy, but makes a nice bit batch of oatmeal to feed your whole family. You can also keep the leftovers for during the week, which is always a bonus in my book.
With this Crock Pot Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal, you can add additional garnishes to your oatmeal depending on your family’s likes. Sometimes I sprinkle chia seeds and a drizzle of honey on the oatmeal, other days I add some dried fruit and a little extra almond milk. It is nice to mix things up and try new combinations. I have made Overnight Triple Berry Oatmeal, which is also an overnight steel cut oatmeal recipe. It’s delicious, too!
With the health ingredients of apples, oats and flax seed you will feel full and know that you gave your body the energy it needs for the day.
Two things to mention before sharing the recipe for the crock pot apple-cinnamon steel cut oatmeal:
You can store leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer. To reheat the oatmeal put in the microwave on high for 1 minute- stir- then an additional 1 minute. I added a little bit of milk and mixed it before microwaving.
The original recipe calls for the oats to be cooked in the slow cooker for 7 hours on low, but after 5 hours I noticed that they were looking brown around the edges which was my cue that they were done. My suggestion is to make this recipe during the day when you can watch them to see how they are cooking. Then after that you will know the cooking time and can set it up to cook during work or as you sleep.
I hope you enjoy the overnight oatmeal recipe as much as I do!
Things you might need to make this easy oatmeal recipe:
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- 2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk (or substitute non-diary alternative like almond milk)
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup (you can substitute honey, brown sugar or other sweetener)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoons butter, cut into 5-6 pieces (optional)
- Coat inside of 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Peel, core and slice the apples. Put into the slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients (butter is optional) to slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for approx. 5-7 hours (slow cooker times can vary).
- Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, such as almonds, raisins or dried fruit as desired.
Slightly adapted from The Yummy Life
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