Sunday, January 12, 2014

Apple Pie Breakfast (Overnight Oatmeal)

Apple Pie Breakfast (Overnight Oatmeal)

We eat cereal about once a week.  The boys are spoiled and like variety.  Isaac loves oatmeal and his brothers tolerate it.  I decided to try this for breakfast one morning and to my surprise, even Will, my picky eater, really liked it.  It is a great addition to our breakfast recipes.  I did not follow her directions about the steel cut oats because I only had regular oats and it was quite soggy so I just added more oats when I woke up and it was just right.

original recipe from Cooking with Jax

- 1 cup of steel cut oats*
- 3 diced apples
- 1 cup apple juice 
- 3 cups water
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions - Slow Cooker

For Best Results:  Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook for 2-4 hours on high or 4-6 hours on low until it reaches the consistency that you like.  Be sure to stir every hour or so.

* You can also cook longer without stirring, but you have to add more water liquid and it does come out a bit mushier.  Add an extra cup of liquid for 7-8 hours in the slow cooker.

* It must be steel cut oats when cooked in the slow cooker, as regular oats get very soggy when cooked this way.   You can find steel cut oats in your local grocery store (sometimes they are called "irish oats" or "pinhead oats").  If you would really rather use rolled oats, be sure to use the stovetop method below and adjust your liquid/cooking time accordingly.

Delicious when topped with a drizzle of organic maple syrup, honey, or a sprinkle of brown sugar.  I usually top mine with another dash of cinnamon.

This recipe makes 6 - 1 cup servings.


Nutritional Info per serving (1 cup) (before additional toppings):
115 Calories  1 Fat  26 Carbs  2 Fibre

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