This is where I should be right now.
our favorite place in the Midwest!
But instead I am here.
On my couch.
With my doggie.
And a laptop.
And a beverage.
Cuz a tornado or straight line winds came through two hours into our little weekend getaway.
But we gotaway right back to the property :) and started cleaning up with help from some wonderful neighbors and friends.
And that includes five minutes of trying to locate and pull out the slow cooker.
By the way, the photos are blurry in the right hand corner because I dropped my camera INTO the oatmeal and didn't clean the lens off good enough. Yeah. Genius is what I am.
This healthy, tasty breakfast dish plates up nice, the texture is like a dense bread pudding,
and the taste is nice and warming no matter the temps that day.
Slow Cooker No-Peel Apples and Steel-Cut Oats
From the www.ReluctantEntertainer.com website…her site is fantastic, check it out!
Summary: Cook overnight and wake up to hot breakfast ready to serve!
2 apples, un-peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2-3 cups chopped)
3 cups milk
3 cups water
2 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter, cut into 5-6 pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
Walnuts (serve on top after cooked)
Spray inside of a large slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients (except walnuts) to slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on LOW for 7 hours.
Serve oatmeal in bowls; add walnuts. You can also add raisins, any other fresh fruit or dried fruit, other nuts or maple syrup.
Store leftovers in refrigerator. Freeze in individual servings if desired.
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.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 7 hour(s)
Number of servings (yield): 6
These are the fixins...
Do not use regular oatmeal...buy the steel cut oats!
Cut up the apples and throw them in the slow cooker.
Be sure to spray the inside of the slow cooker first with cooking spray.
Spray, spray spray away!!
Add in the steel cut oats and brown sugar....
...and the vanilla.
And this is what it looks like all together.
Now put on the lid and go to bed.
Seven hours later, lift the lid off and believe it or not,
this is what the breakfast looks like.
Take a scoop out....
look how dense all this liquid got overnight with the oats!
Anyway, top with walnuts and dig in!
The apples, vanilla and brown sugar give this dish depth and flavor.
It's fantastic with a glass of milk or hot steaming cup of coffee.
And so easy to make too!
Next recipe I share is gonna be a yummy rib-eye recipe from the Taste of Home Grilling Magazine. Yum too!
Okay, have a great rest of the weekend kiddos.
Talk at ya soon!