Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal (in the Crockpot!)

(My sister started her own blog yesterday and already has 2 posts up!  Go visit it and leave her a comment!)

I feel the need to start this post off with an apology for how bad the photo below is.  Since this was a new recipe, I was so excited to try it when I woke up Monday morning that I forgot to take a picture!  And then I packed it all away before I realized that I still hadn't taken a decent photo.  So the one that I took to send to my mom will have to do.

I found this recipe in a cookbook I bought shortly after Christmas that was on sale.  I knew that Sunday night would be the perfect night to prep this recipe since I was out of school on Monday.  I'll be honest....the first bite was a little strange (only because I'm not used to steel-cut oats), but the more I ate of it the more I loved it!

Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal 

1 cup steel-cut oats (uncooked)
1-2 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (I used 2 Honey Crisp)
2 cups of milk
1 1/2 cups of water
1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce (Make sure it says Unsweetened when you buy it)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar (I used Splenda brown sugar)
1 Tbs butter, diced
1 tsp cinnamon (I probably used a little more than that)

1. Spray your crockpot (or crockpot liner) with non-stick veggie spray.
2. Add all of the ingredients and stir.
3. Cover and cook on low for about 7 hours.
4. Enjoy!!!  (Stir in a little more milk or water if it's too thick for you.)

This is a great breakfast for a busy morning that is both filling and healthy!


  1. This sounds like the perfect breakfast for these cold mornings!

  2. this sounds delicious! I would eat it before taking a picture, too! ;-)

  3. Oh this looks delicious! I need to make this ASAP since it's so cold out and I am needing something warm and quick in the mornings! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. How many servings would you say this makes? It sounds so yummy, but I want to make sure I don't make like 13 servings and have a ton leftover!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  5. I just can't get past the texture of oatmeal but the flavor of this sounds delicious!!

  6. You had me at crockpot!! I'm always looking for easy breakfasts! xo, Biana