Saturday, January 12, 2013

apple cinnamon crock pot oatmeal

My kids love oatmeal, especially on chilly days. But really, they'll eat it whenever I make it. I have stopped buying the prepackaged oatmeal because it's just not something I need to spend money on and there are healthier options. When I came across this pin on pinterest for crock-pot oatmeal I was super excited. I gave it a try and we all enjoyed it! I made the oatmeal again this past week since it was a little cooler and I wanted to have breakfast ready to eat in the morning with little work. So here's what I did.

Peel, core and cut two apples.

 Sprinkle 1/3 cup brown sugar over the apples

Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of cinnamon over the brown sugar and apples
Add two cups of oatmeal on top of the cinnamon and apples.
It's best to use steal cut oats or non-instant oats...but if all you have are instant oats you can still do it, the oatmeal will just be a little on the mushy side. I used regular oats the first time I made this recipe and instant oats this time...regular oats are much better!
Then add four cups of water...DO NOT Stir!

 Turn your crock pot on low and let it cook overnight or 8 hours.

This is what I woke up to in the morning and the kitchen smelt so good!! 

 Give it a stir and enjoy!!!

Apple Cinnamon Crock-pot oatmeal
Ingredients
2 apples, peeled, cored and cut
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups oats
4 cups water

layer ingredients in crock pot starting with first listed ingredient. Do not stir. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Stir and enjoy!! Some people like to add maple syrup of additional brown sugar...I like it just the way it is!!

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Kandyce said...

I am totally going to try something like this for my breakfast tomorrow morning, except I am going to try to make peaches and cream oatmeal. I hope it works, and I hope it makes good leftovers!