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Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal

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Slow Cooker Apple Steel Cut Oatmeal is an easy breakfast that cooks in the slow cooker while you sleep or go about your day. Wake up to a healthy bowl of oatmeal that reminds you of your favorite apple pie. When you are ready to eat stir in a spoons full of Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules and top with walnuts, a swirl of Greek yogurt or you other favorite toppings.

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal During the school year make ahead breakfasts are a great solution when everyone is running out the door. You can take a jar of this Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal and hand it to your spouse or loved one for a healthy, filling breakfast he can eat at his desk. Or you can slip this in your car and eat it when you arrive at work. My kids also like oatmeal and all of the fun toppings they can put on it, like fresh fruit, nuts and a swirl of yogurt. I love having breakfast waiting when the family gets up, especially one that tastes as good as today’s Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal. We went apple picking a few weeks ago and stocked up on apples. Whenever we do this I am compelled to use them in things like Slow Cooker Applesauce and today’s Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal. Don’t get me wrong, my kids snack on apples every single day since they make a great take and go snack that is healthy and not too messy.

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal For Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal you can easily prepare this before you leave for work or even before you go to bed. Chop up 2 medium sized apples {you pick the variety–I like Gala or Granny Smith} put them in the slow cooker {make sure you really spray your slow cooker with nonstick spray so the oatmeal doesn’t stick} along with all the remaining ingredients, give it a stir and set the slow cooker for 7 hours. Wallah! It is really that easy. Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal When you are ready to eat your oatmeal you have a few options. If you are doing take and go breakfasts for work you can portion the oatmeal into mason jars and sprinkle in Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules and then add walnuts and a swirl of Greek yogurt. If you are enjoying your oatmeal at home you can set out bowls of the toppings and the honey granules and let everyone choose for themselves. Are you wondering what Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules are? They are a fun, new product that are a free flowing blend of pure cane sugar and honey. They can be used in a variety of things from baked recipes as a substitute for some or all of the granulated sugar called for in a recipe and will add a touch of honey flavor. They can also be used to substitute fluid honey by using the conversion of 1 cup liquid honey = 1 cup Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules + ¼ cup additional liquid to recipe. I have also sprinkled the honey granules into my tea to give it a sweeter flavor. Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal You can keep a bag of the Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules at your desk at work for tea, today’s Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal or even your cup of Greek yogurt. This can be a great alternative to regular honey at work because you avoid the sticky mess. Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal Today’s recipe makes a big batch of oatmeal so you can have leftovers for throughout the week. Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal also makes a great snack in the afternoon when you need some energy.

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Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack

Description

Slow Cooker Apple Steel Cut Oatmeal is an easy breakfast that cooks in the slow cooker while you sleep or go about your day. Wake up to a healthy bowl of oatmeal that reminds you of your favorite apple pie. When you are ready to eat stir in a spoons full of Tate+Lyle® Honey Granules and top with walnuts, a swirl of Greek yogurt or you other favorite toppings.


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Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 11/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 11/2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 2 teaspoons Tate +Lyle Honey Granules
  • Garnish with walnuts, almonds or pecans , a swirl of Greek yogurt, freshly chopped apples

Instructions

  1. Spray the inside of 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Peel, core and slice the apples into small chunks and put into the slow cooker. Add the milk, water, oats, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, vanilla, and ground flax seed into the slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  3. When oatmeal is done stir in the 2 teaspoons of Tate + Lyle Honey Granules
  4. Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, walnuts, freshly chopped apples, a dash of cinnamon.

Notes

Time vary depending on your slow cooker so make sure you check the oatmeal at 4 hours and give it a stir. The oatmeal can stick to the slow cooker so you want to make sure it isn’t doing that.

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Portella

Sunday 25th of November 2018

I'm a huge fan of steel cut oats. Gonna try this recipe asap!

;Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

Tuesday 13th of October 2015

May I please give you a big hug and kiss?? I'm Italian I give hugs and kisses to special people I meet. Thank you!! I am so very appreciative of this recipe. I am about ready to scream next time hubby makes oatmeal for breakfast -- this is the usual meal M and Th every week. Blah!!!!!! I want excitement. This will change the recipe enough where he gets his oatmeal fix and I get my excitement. I am truly appreciative. Buona giornata!

Medha @ WhIsk & Shout

Monday 12th of October 2015

This looks delicious and I love that it's made in the slow cooker!

Julia

Monday 12th of October 2015

Thanks! I discovered slow cooker oats a couple of years ago and fell in love with how easy they are!

marcie

Monday 12th of October 2015

I have a recipe for apple steel cut slow cooker oats coming soon, Julia, but our recipes are quite a bit different! :) I love the sound of these oats with all the warm spices and what a great use of those honey granules!

Julia

Monday 12th of October 2015

Thanks Marcie! Great minds think alike. The warm spices are perfect for a fall breakfast.

Laura

Monday 12th of October 2015

I am so excited to try this recipe! Usually slow cooker oatmeals look too soft for me, but this one looks like it kept its chewiness! Pinning!

Julia

Monday 12th of October 2015

Yes! Thanks Laura. The steel cut oats keep their chewiness in the slow cooker which is nice. I would agree that sometimes regular oatmeal can get a bit mushy. Hope you like it.