Sunday, March 6, 2016

Overnight Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal

I know steel cut oats are better for you, but really, who has the time to cook steel cut oats every morning. I've tried the overnight slow cooker method but it always sticks to the edges and I end up wasting half of it. Well, I've found the solution, and I'm loving trying new ways to cook overnight steel cut oatmeal!

1 cup steel cut oats
1 medium granny smith apple, peeled & diced
2 cups apple juice
2 cups milk
1/4 cup (real) maple syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt

Locate an oven-safe, not-too-shallow baking dish (such as Corningware or Pyrex) that will fit in your large slow cooker. In the baking dish, place oats, diced apples, apple juice, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; stir to combine. Carefully place baking dish down in slow cooker and slowly pour water into the bottom of the slow cooker until its level is about 1 inch below the top of the baking dish. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours. Stir before serving.

I've found the trick and the recipe here: fivehearthome.com

Makes 8 servings: Keep leftovers in the fridge and just reheat and add milk to preferred consistency.

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