"Another yummy way to eat oatmeal. The house smells wonderful while this is cooking." — DebbieKat
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1 1/2 cups
steel cut oats
Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored, and diced
ground cinnamon, or to taste
granular no-calorie sucralose sweetener (such as Splenda®)
So good. My kids ate leftovers after dinner the same night. I will use less water next time
I had to doctor this recipe ALOT! It was WAY TOO runny and tasteless. I would use a lot less water or maybe substitute milk if you like a creamier oatmeal.
I made this recipe yesterday and I think it is wonderful! I did do a few tiny changes but I think that if I had made none at all it still would be great....first and formost, I think that this recipe should be made during the day the first time. Slow cookers vary so much that it is a good idea to be able to keep an eye on it. I know that my old slow cooker would have probably burned this recipe, as it was my new one worked out perfectly as directed. The only changes I made was to use 3 apples (instead of 2) I added 1/2 cup of raisins, and lastly I grated in the rind of 1 lemon. I ate this cold for breakfast and I felt like I was eating a wonderful, delicious dessert.
I would have given it a 4.5 but I didn't have that option. This was tastey. I did change it a bit to use what I had on hand. I used homemade apple butter, I had previously canned, and omitted the extra sugar. I also only had one granny smith apple so I used it and one gala. It has a nice apple tartness to it. When eating it, my husband and I added a bit of splenda while 3 children choose agave and 1 choose white sugar. I like my oatmeal a little thinker so next time (and their will be a next time) I will use a little less water. Otherwise, yummy start to a Friday fall morning.
For one was thought she didn't like oatmeal, this recipe has become my favorite breakfast meal. I make a batch and eat it all during the week. it's so tasty I forget that its even oatmeal. To give it a little kick I add walnuts right before serving.
Its a wonderful recipe. Very quick and easy, with staples usually on hand. Although, my husband and I felt it did NOT need ant sweetener. I did use 1/4 cup splenda, and I am sorry I did. I will make this again but without any sweetener.
Also, when I first took the cover off, it was definitely soupy, but as it stood and cooled off a bit, it thickened up just fine!
A nice healthy addition would be some toasted walnut pieces.
My first attempt at slow cooked oatmeal, and this came out pretty well but a bit on the bland side initially. I took another reviewers advice and grated some lemon zest into it (towards the end) because that was my final taste test to fix it and it did the trick. It gave it a bit of dimension, which is just what it needed. Oh and I used brown sugar in place of the splenda.
Made this last night....Did have to substitute apple juice for the apple sauce as i didn't have any. Added another apple and threw in a banana that was ripe and needed to be used up. Didn't have sweetener so I just used a tbsp of brown sugar.Cooked on low for about 5 hours,then popped the whole thing in the fridge overnight. Warmed up bowl this morning and it was awesome!! BIG cinnamon taste, so the only thing I would say is use less if you're not sure, I love cinnamon so I thought it was great! And I cut the recipe in half and still have enuff for 5 breakfasts, divided it up and put in the freezer-soo easy to take to work!! Thanks for sharing this!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oats
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 14
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