A Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe has never tasted so good.
This Apple Pie Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal will change every negative thought you have about oatmeal!
I have to be honest, I am impressed with myself for this recipe. You see, I am a member of Stonyfield’s Yogurt Clean Plate Club and every month we get an opportunity to create a recipe using yogurt or other awesome brands such as Bob’s Red Mill and others. It is an awesome challenge because we typically get to make recipes using healthier ingredients and introduce them to you guys. With Bob’s Red Mill ingredients, it needs no introduction as it has been a key player in my baking and cooking for quite some time now.
How I cooked this Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal
I cooked the oatmeal on low for about 5-6 hours (I like creamy oatmeal), I added my flavors while it was cooking, diced up some apples and cooked them over the stove so they had a nice caramelization, and once the oatmeal was done I added the apples, some walnuts (you can use pecans if you want) some butter, and little milk to make it extra rich and creamy. Awesome! Then I thought if this was breakfast and it takes 5-6 hours to cook when and why would someone make this, right? I thought about that and I thought this would be a good idea if you were going to have a breakfast or brunch party. You may have to wake up a little earlier than you normally would and get the oatmeal going, but once you throw your ingredients in the crockpot, you’re more than halfway done. The crockpot will do the rest. Also, I have not tried this so if you do let me know how it comes out. You can do the exact same thing but put your crockpot on warm and allow it to cook overnight. Now, there is an Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal Recipe created by Alton Brown where he says to cook on low for 8-9 hours. But my oats started cooking pretty fast and the liquid started to soak up as well so if you do that, make sure you add some extra liquid just in case. I know 1 ½ cups of oatmeal may not seem like a lot, but trust me, you are going to get about 8-10 servings out of this one batch.
Make life easier for yourself and make this Apple Pie Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe on Thanksgiving and/or Christmas morning so that is one less thing you have to do! Make the cooked apples the night before so all you have to do is add them once the oatmeal is done. You can also go buy some good crusty bread and homemade or premium preserves somewhere close to you to go along with it. That is my idea of a nice, filling, and rustic breakfast!
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