Overnight slow cooker apple-cinnamon oatmeal makes for a hearty, healthy breakfast. On the coldest of days, it’ll warm you up from the inside out. Because it’s made in a slow cooker, you can wake up to a warm breakfast any day of the week.
Oh, I know what you’re thinking, ‘Oaaaatmeaaaal.” Sigh, “But Kita, we don’t come to your blog for oatmeal.” but trust me on this one. Besides, if it was all ‘Manwiches‘ and deep fried lasagna this blog would be all about my cardiac arrest and struggle with opening Lean Cuisine boxes.
I’d like to believe that I could eat a cheeseburger every night but that simply isn’t an option. Sure indigence is fun, but we have too keep it straight and narrow if we want Handsome to stick around to build me something new and spiffy (or fix that bike that’s been hanging in the garage for a few weeks now *hint hint wink wink*).
And Oatmeal is Surprisingly Good for you.
Is eating oatmeal every day good for you? Isn’t it a giant bowl of carbs? Yeah, it has carbs, but they’re not like the carbs you get from more refined cereals. Oatmeal is incredibly high in fiber, so it actually helps you feel full longer. And is therefore a pretty good option if you’re looking lose or maintain weight. Just don’t fill it up with piles of sugar. Pouring a 1/2 cup of maple syrup over the top is not the way to a shrinking waistline 😉
And it is energy. You do need fuel if you’re going to ride a bike for 4 hours, and oatmeal packs it in. I like apples in mine, but I hear that there are crazy disturbed people out there that put berries in their breakfast. Yucky, squishy, berries. How could they? For me, some apple, cinnamon, and just a touch of brown sugar will do it.
If you’ve been reading Pass the Sushi, you’ll know I’m not a fan of the first meal of the day, and often skip it until lunch. But overnight slow cooker oatmeal was something I thought I would love. And I did. For a few bites, until I remembered I’m not a fan of breakfast. I’m trying though!
Update – I am becoming a much bigger fan of breakfast these days (as long as it can wait until 10 am or so…) Here are some of my recent creations;
Grand Marnier French Toast
Healthy Tex-Mex Hash Browns with Eggs
Spiced Buttermilk Waffles with Amaretto Glazed Pears
Overnight Ham Breakfast Strata
Just do us both a favor and give this overnight slow cooker oatmeal recipe a try. I bet you’ll love it.
This oatmeal is packed with flavor, has a great texture, reminded me of childhood breakfasts and was something I wanted to love. Maybe if I work in small doses, I’ll get there. In the meantime, help yourselves, because there are plenty of leftovers. 😉
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- 2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2-1/2 to 3 cups chopped)
- 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
- 1-1/2 cups water 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1-1/2 tablespoons butter, cut into 5-6 pieces
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground flax seed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Optional garnishes: chopped nuts, raisins, maple syrup, additional milk or butter
- Coat inside of 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients from apples to salt to slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for 7 hours.
- Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired.
Refrigerate or freeze leftovers. To reheat single servings: Put 1-cup cooked oatmeal in microwave proof bowl. Add 1/3 cup fat-free milk. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Continue cooking for another minute, or until hot. Recipe can be doubled in 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Increase cooking time 1 hour.
from The Yummy Life
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 882Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 579mgCarbohydrates: 133gFiber: 15gSugar: 59gProtein: 26g