Wake up to Breakfast Already Made: Overnight Crock Pot Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe
|From For the Mommas|
I am currently reading the cook book "Slow Cooker Winners" by Donna-Marie Pye. In it she had a few recipes for cooking steel cut oats in a slow cooker overnight. I was very excited by this idea but could it work? I was intrigued. How cool would that be if it did? My husband and I both could wake up to a warm healthy breakfast every mourning. I tried cooking steel cut oats for awhile since in terms of GI they are the best, but they took so long to cook and I had plenty of accidents of it boiling over on the stove (not fun to clean up). So I have been using quick cooking oats lately on the stove top.
I was worried that it would burn overnight and I would wake up to cleaning a big mess instead of having breakfast waiting for me. So I thought what if I put it on warm instead? Worse case scenario it wouldn't be cooked, but still cook quicker than if I hadn't tried it all. Plus I am trying to cook at the lowest temperature possible so as to retain as much nutrition as possible..It worked on warm! Yea!
What is so cool about this is that it makes it so much easier to eat healthy. When I look at nutrition it can appear overwhelming to follow long term. If you can have a healthy breakfast every day your 1/3 of the way there! In the Gerson Therapy they suggest eating oatmeal every day for breakfast. Another added bonus is oatmeal is so much cheaper than buying cereal or instant oatmeal. Shopping is so much easier now that I just skip the cereal aisle all together and buy my bulk organic oatmeal. Save money, time, and eat healthier, now that's what I'm talking about. Oh yea and it taste kind of like apple pie!
Update Nov 2015: Since posting this recipe we have been waking up to our healthy oatmeal breakfast most days for the past 4 years. Truly life changing! Looks like y'all love it too. This has been one of our most popular recipes. Check out my new pumpkin pie version that uses pumpkin butter. I now alternate between apple and pumpkin pie oatmeal.
Overnight Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal
(yields 4 servings)
- 1 cup of organic steel cut oats
- 2 cups of almond milk
- 2 cups of filtered water
- 2 medium cored organic apples cut into chunks
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- stevia, honey, or maple syrup (real maple syrup) to taste
- 1 tablespoon of flax meal (for omega 3 Ala)
- 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts
- pinch of pink salt
1. Grease your slow cooker with olive oil or coconut oil
2. Put all ingredients into your slow cooker and put on the warm setting, go to bed and eat in the mourning!
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