Waking up to a warm breakfast that smells like apple pie is a great way to start your day. Crockpot Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats is delicious, healthy, and will keep you satisfied until lunch.
This time of year I start substituting my usual warm weather breakfast of yogurt with granola for oatmeal. I just love the stuff whether it’s traditional oats or steel cut oats. I have recipes for stovetop, baking and in the crockpot. Such as this Crockpot Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats.
One of the things that I like about oatmeal is that it leaves you satisfied until lunch. My grandmother used to say “that’s because it sticks to your ribs” meaning that it’s filling. I love combining grains, fruits, and nuts with my oatmeal, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a combination that I don’t like.
With the weather getting cooler, I naturally start craving apples, specifically, apple pie. I knew that if I made a pie that I would do my darndest to finish it off in as short amount of time possible. To squelch some of these cravings, I decided that I’d put some oatmeal in the crockpot with some fresh apples and apple pie spices.
There’s nothing like getting up to the smell of apple pie. Another glorious benefit is that it makes 8 servings so I have enough for almost two weeks. It freezes wonderfully so I just take a couple of containers out of the freezer and put them in the refrigerator for the morning. A couple minutes in the microwave with some almond milk and I have a delicious breakfast that’s a great way to start my day.
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Crockpot Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats
- 5 1/2 cups water
- 2 cups milk I use almond milk
- 2 cups steel cut oats
- 1 apple cored and diced into large pieces
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1/8 tsp kosher salt pinch
- Spray the inside of a crockpot with non-stick cooking spray or use a liner.
- Add all ingredients and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours or until oats are tender.
- Top with additional almond milk, raisins, walnuts or toppings of your choice.
- Store leftovers in individual servings size for convenience.
Here are just a few other oatmeal recipes. Didn’t I tell you I loved the stuff?
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