This great breakfast crockpot recipe.. will have you, not only, waking up to a fabulous smelling house, but a family eager for breakfast... a great weekday breakfast idea!
Use Old Fashioned Oats or Steel Cut Oats.. quick cooking oats would not be a good choice.
You can use any milk you want... but keep in mind.. a lower fat milk will have a runnier consistency and a lighter flavor... If using fat free milk I would recommend you use 4 cups milk and eliminate the water.
I used Fuji apples because that's what I had... if you decide to use Granny Smith apples.. the flavor will be more tart... and you may want to consider adjusting the amount of sugar.
Red Delicious don't make a good apple for this.. they just don't cook all that well.. I would stay away from them.. they're great eating apples. Use any good cooking apple.
You can leave the skin on your apple.. but they tend to get chewy.. I always peel mine.
Speaking of sugar amounts... we like things a bit sweet... especially Warren... so 1/4 cup brown sugar wasn't quite enough for him... I put the sugar amount with a + sign... I wouldn't recommend going less than a 1/4 cup... but you could easily add a bit more... or.. and this is something I like to do since he likes things sweeter... just sprinkle a little sugar on top when serving.. it will add a bit more sweetness to the bowl and not for everyone since not everyone wants more.
You can use white sugar instead but you will be missing out on the great brown sugar flavor.
Raisins are optional.. we like them... I used golden raisins but regular raisins will work well also.
Lightly spray the inside of your crockpot with butter flavored cooking spray... it will help clean-up.. I forgot to do that.. and mine is soaking in the sink as I write this post.
My crockpot takes a bit to warm up but then it runs hot... if yours is like that.. try making it for 7-8 hours on low instead... mine went close to 9 hours.. the consistency was great but I added a dash of milk on top of mine when eating it because I like a wetter oatmeal.
Try this.. it's inexpensive.. and easy... a great way to start the day!
Recipe: Overnight Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
All you need:
2 cups oatmeal *See TIPS
1/4+ brown sugar *See TIPS
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 large apples, peeled and cut into large dice
1/4 cup raisins
3 cups milk
1 cup water
All you have to do:
Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon in the bottom of a crockpot. Add the apples, oatmeal and raisins. Pour the milk and water over it. Don't stir it. Cook on low for about 7-8 hours.
Wake up and serve it!