Slow-Cooked Apple Oatmeal

Slow-Cooked Apple Oatmeal

For me, oatmeal is a hit or miss. I’m that type that likes to have a LOT of toppings. So much so that you might wonder where the oatmeal is! But I found out that texture plays a big part in oatmeals.

What is cooked mostly in my house is quick cooking oatmeal. With 3 little kids its not always feasible to cook a full breakfast. They also prefer it to regular food sometimes, and I don’t mind it because I can add (aka hide), more nutritious ingredients in it like flaxseed, chia seeds or even wheatberry. Quick oats are able to cook so fast because they are pre-cooked then dried. A win for the Mac family!

The next kind is rolled oats. These oats are simply rolled after being harvested. The last, which is the one I like to eat is steel cut oats. These oats take the longest to cook and have a very different texture. Steel cut oats are cut rather than rolled, with steel blades. So the name is very accurate.

I like the texture of steel cut oats, but because they take so long to cook, I buy the quick cooking steel cut oats for work days. Just like quick oats, they are pre-cooked then dried. However, the texture after they are cooked does vary. It still tastes yummy, it’s just a noticeable difference. 

The below recipe is for regular steel cut oats without sugar with a variation if you want to add sugar. What makes the sugar-free version sweet is 100% pure apple juice and the fresh apples. Throw it in a slow cooker when you go to bed and you will have a nice, hot breakfast in the morning.

I hope you enjoy!

 

What type of oats do you prefer?

 

Slow-Cooked Apple Oatmeal

January 7, 2019
: 2
: 10 min
: 7 hr
: Easy

This slow-cooked oatmeal is perfect for those breakfast on-the-go mornings. Turn it on and go to sleep. Wake up to a just sweet enough and filling breakfast. This recipe is gluten-free and vegan and refrigerates well. Just add a splash of milk and reheat. Topping options: nuts, dried fruit, seeds, coconut, berries, and the list goes on.

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Ingredients
  • 1 C Steel Cut Oats (not quick cooking nor rolled oats)
  • 1 Apple (pink lady or fuji), diced (omit if you don't like cooked apples)
  • 4 C Apple Juice (use water if adding brown sugar or date honey)
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp All Spice
  • 1/4 C Brown Sugar/Date honey or more to taste (only use if using water)
Directions
  • Step 1 Mix all the oats, apple juice, vanilla, cinnamon, and allspice in the slow cooker.
  • Step 2 Cook on low heat for 7 hours.
  • Step 3 *If using sugar, add at this time.
  • Step 4 Add a splash of plant milk and any desired toppings.

 

 


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