This recipe is a serious WIN for our family. Husband and one year old LOVE oatmeal. I love it too….with all of the toppings and flavor and when it’s easy. With a baby that gets up SUPER early, cooking breakfast is the last thing anyone wants to do at that hour. But, we are all breakfast lovers and want something hot + satisfying…even that early!
You just really cannot beat 5 min prep before bed and waking up to the smell of warm cinnamon apple. I’ve tried a lot of recipes and they never were quite right for my tastes (all of the flavor, remember?). They all also only seemed to yield around 3 servings, so I tailored mine to feed a bigger group…or to save for leftovers the next day. My husband often leaves early and likes to eat his breakfast at the office…so we like leftovers!
Here’s our family’s favorite version of Slowcooker Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats.
Yield: 6 servings
2 cups steel cut oats
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp ground flax
1 tbsp vanilla
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp himalyan salt
3 apples, cut into small pieces
3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp butter (optional if you want to make these dairy-free)
3 cups almond milk
3 cups water
Grease slowcooker with ghee or oil. I spread mine with a paper towel. (I’ve tried coconut oil and I feel like it burns the edges more, so that’s not my top choice.) Add all ingredients and stir. Set slowcooker for 6 hours on low and to automatically switch to ‘keep warm’ setting until you wake up! ENJOY with toppings such as chopped pecans, granola, almond milk etc.