Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal in a Slow Cooker

How would you like to wake up on a chill winter morning to the smell of apple and cinnamon? With just about 10 minutes of prep the night before, you can, with this recipe! When cooked in a slow cooker overnight, the rolled oats take on a wonderful creamy texture. Real oatmeal cooked this way is miles apart from Quaker Instant! You can also add dried fruit if you like, or try substituting apple juice for the water. Steel cut oats also work beautifully in a slow cooker overnight. The combination possibilities are endless!

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

1 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
2 T. brown sugar
1/2 to 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon, to your taste
Pinch of salt
2 1/2 c. water
1 1/2 T. butter
1 medium-size apple or pear, peeled, cored, and chopped

Combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 7-9 hours, or overnight, or on HIGH for 2-3 hours.

Stir the oatmeal well and scoop into bowls with a large spoon. Serve with milk, soymilk or cream.

1 comment:

  1. Or ice cream! Sounds delicious and like a good pot luck dessert.


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