Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal {Guest Post}

Growing up, I’m pretty sure I lived off of cold cereal for breakfast. And even now, it’s sometimes easier to throw a quick breakfast together instead of a whole big she-bang of what I’d really love…something hot, flavorful and maybe with a side of bacon. Because bacon and breakfast are soul-mates. So when Julie of Table for Two¬†said she’d be making apple cinnamon oatmeal, I was super excited. The weather is getting cold so a nice warm breakfast would be incredible. Bonus, it’s an overnight slow cooker dish! Seriously perfect.¬†

Hi everyone! Julie here from Table for Two. I’m so excited to be sharing with y’all today an apple recipe that is quick and easy!! I’m thrilled Rachel asked me to be apart of the Apple a Day series because my FAVORITE fruit is an apple! I had an apple every day growing up and my parents probably swore I was going to turn into an apple, haha. So this series is perfect for me and I’m so excited that fall is just around the corner and apple season is in full swing!

This dish is made in the crockpot so you basically set it and forget it. It makes your entire house smell like fall and the flavors are incredible! I loved having this for breakfast and it makes really great leftovers! Just heat it up and you have yourself another lovely and comforting bowl of oatmeal for breakfast!

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 3 apples, cored and cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (heaping) cup steel-cut oats
  • 2 tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Optional garnishes: nuts, dried fruit, bananas

Directions:

Coat the inside of your crockpot generously with cooking spray. You will NOT want to miss this step cause otherwise you will be standing over the sink scraping the little sucker.

Add all the ingredients to the crockpot (minus the garnishes), stir, cover, and cook on low for 7 hours.

Serve hot and with garnishes, if desired.

To reheat: put oatmeal in microwave-safe bowl and add a splash or two of milk to re-moisten it up. Zap it for 30 seconds, take it out, stir it around, then zap for another 10-20 seconds.

Adapted from: The Yummy Life

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Check out more of Julie’s recipes: Buffalo ranch chicken pasta, Cinnamon sugar donuts and Southwest chicken chili.