Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Crock Pot Apple Oatmeal

Well, I am back with a recipe to help you celebrate "National Apple Month"!

Didn't know there was such a thing? Well, neither did I. That is, until my friend and I came across "S'mores Day" in a cookbook. S'mores day sparked a special interest in researching these grand old days and months.

In honor of "Apple Month" I will be bringing you apple-ish recipes all month! (Actually it will be going into October because that is "Apple Month", too!)

If that just doesn't get you all excited, my friend, I really don't know what will!


So, I have been hitting the gym a lot lately! Seriously, like EvErY morning. I come home sooooo hungry I could eat a horse. I came across this recipe at A Year of Slow Cooking, and knew I had to try it.

It is just perfect for my mornings. I throw the ingredients in, go run, dream about this healthy apple-y goodness, and a little over an hour later it is waiting for me...just wonderful!

Gotta love the old crock pot!!!


1 cup oats
2 cups milk
1 apple, chopped
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon vanilla
pinch of salt
cinnamon


Add oats, milk, and apple to crock pot. Add brown sugar, vanilla, and pinch of salt. Cover and cook on high for 1-2 hours or low for 2-3 hours. Garnish with cinnamon.

Serves:3-4


Really you should check out the "Days and Months"...some provide a good laugh

Today is:
National Cream-Filled Donut Day

Tomorrow is:
Make a Hat Day

This post is linked to:

Ultimate Recipe Swap at www.lifeasmom.com

Ingredient Spotlight at www.eatathomecooks.com




15 comments:

Misty said...

This looks SO yummy! Oh it makes me want to jump in the car and grab an apple at the store for tomorrow morning... :)

One question for you, are you using old fashioned oats or the quick cooking oats in the crock pot? Might be a silly question, but I wasn't sure... so don't laugh girl. :)

I can't wait for more apple recipes... :)

P.S. Good job on getting those workouts in... :)

Katie said...

Misty,

Why don't you just make it without the apple...if you want it in the morning! Or...if you have another fruit, you could add it.

I see lots of variety with this basic recipe :)

Ummm...I use quick oats, but I am sure it doens't matter. It just may take a little longer? Sorry, I it appears I need to brush up on my oat knowledge!

Cheryl said...

I would think Old Fashioned Oats would take quite a while longer than Quick Oats.

Personally....I don't care for old fashioned oats...a little TOO gaggy for me!!!

I think this sounds SO yummy....except Chuck is ready to eat AS SOON as his feet hit the floor...so I may adapt this recipe for the good ol' microwave!!!

I also think blueberries might be good in it!!! You know...like blueberry/vanilla....maybe sprinkled with granola too!!!!

Hugs,
Cherie

Katie said...

Cherie,

Thanks for the oat input!

Yeah, I think you could easily put it in the microwave.

I think you are onto something with the blueberry idea!!

Tightwad Mom said...

Fabulous recipe! I was looking for something to make for breakfast now that the weather is about to turn. I am an oatmeal fan, so I can hardly wait to try it. I am loving that today is National Cream Filled Doughnut Day...I think I will go celebrate!

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said...

I need to try this. 4 out of 6 of my family will eat oatmeal. This sounds so wonderful!

Katie said...

Tightwad Mom,

Yes, I too was wanting to participate in the cream filled donut day.

Make a Hat Day? Yeah, not wanting to participate in that one very much!!

Katie said...

Tiffany,

Thanks so much for stopping by, I relly appreciate it! Hope you like the yummy oatmeal!!

SnoWhite said...

yummy!! we'll have to try this.

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

There is nothing like oatmeal on a cool autumn morning (or a cold winter one for that matter!) and your apple oatmeal looks lovely. How wonderful it can be made in a crockpot as well!

Michelle S. said...

This looks soooooo good!!!! Gonna try it!!

Kathy G said...

This looks fantastic! Excited to stumble across your blog. Look forward to trying out some of your recipes :)

Katie said...

Kathy, I am glad you stumbled upon it, too :)

Thank you for your kind comments...they always make my day!

Misty said...

Made it this morning, eating it as I type, can you say "Yummy Goodness!" This is Delicious! It is so hearty!!! It really puts my instant oatmeal to shame...

Katie said...

Misty,

Ha Ha, yes, this really puts instant oatmeal to shame. It is so much better...and more filling! Glad you liked it...now just think of all the other ways you could make crock pot oatmea!

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