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Thursday

Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal

Today I am sharing this delightful Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe, using Steel Cut Oats in the Slow Cooker.

Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal (Using Steel Cut Oats in the Slow Cooker)



We've had several below freezing mornings in a row where we live, which is pretty darn cold for us.  Quite often during this time of year, we go to bed needing the air conditioner and waking up needing the heater!  (Which makes for lots of lost sweaters and coats!)

On a cold morning, there is nothing better than waking up to a delicious and already cooked pot of healthy and filling oatmeal in the crock pot.  I've made several versions of this recipe (banana, pumpkin) and the kids always enjoy the oatmeal.

Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal (Steel Cut Oats)

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 4 cups liquids (I usually use 3 cups water and 1 cup almond milk)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Fuji, granny smith, or Jonathon apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar (or more if you prefer, I like to add my butter and sugar after cooking to get the taste just right...)
Instructions:
  1. Coat the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray or oil. (I always just use a crock pot liner.) Add all ingredients to slow cooker. Stir to combine.  Cover, and cook on low for 7 hours.  You don't want to cook longer than 7 hours or the oats might burn.  (happened to me once and it was very stinky!)
  2. If you normally sleep longer than 7 hours, and don't have a programmable slow cooker, try using a timer that you plug into an outlet.  You can assemble your oatmeal and have the timer turn the slow cooker on 7 hours before you wake up.
  3. Serve up your oatmeal in a bowl and add additional butter, sugar or milk to taste.
  4. Store leftovers in refrigerator.


Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal (Using Steel Cut Oats in the Slow Cooker)

Enjoy!

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17 comments:

  1. Looks yummy. I'm not normally an oatmeal person, but I might give this a try!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this. It does look so good. I had to Pin it to Pinspiration so I won't forget to come back and actually make it. :)

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  3. I'm always on the search for good oatmeal recipes. I love the idea of having this ready when I wake up in the morning. Have you shared your banana version yet?

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  4. I love my oatmeal - especially the steel cut type, but hate how long they take to cook. NOW I'll be able to wake up and...no more waiting! :) Yay! Thank you so much for this great recipe, Jamie!

    xoxo laurie

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  5. In the crock pot sounds good. Never thought of it. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. I'd love to eat this sometime! Saw your link on What's in the Gunny Sack. So glad I clicked on your link. Great post!

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  7. yum yum. ive never tried steel cut oats but have heard so many good things about them. i bet it would taste good with regular, but you prob couldn't cook it overnight?

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  8. This looks so yummy! Love all your ideas

    -Becky (sugar-n-spice gals)

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  9. Visiting from the link up. I bought a bag of steel cut oats and didn't have much luck making them the way the package said too. I can't wait to try this. Just pinned it!

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  10. This looks great! I can't wait to try it.

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  11. Oh my, this looks delicious. I would love for you to link up to my Tasty Thursdays link party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi
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  12. I LOVE overnight oats, but never made them with apples! I must try this!!!

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  13. Good Morning Jammie,
    I would just love waking up to a great bowl of this oatmeal, it looks awesome! Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. Oh my, I am not really a big oatmeal fan, but I would totally eat this! This looks absolutely delicious! You may turn me into an oatmeal fan after all!
    Robin

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  15. This looks great. Perfect for the days my son has cross country practice. Breakfast will already be ready and waiting for him. Thanks for sharing!

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