Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs
Easy, Easy, Easy...T hat's what this is. Put ingredients in crock pot the night before. Upon serving, add more brown sugar to taste.
- 2 apples, chopped
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups old fashioned oats (NOT quick-cooking)
- 4 cups water
- 1 pinch salt
- Mix together the apples, cinnamon and brown sugar in bottom of crock pot.
- Sprinkle oats over apples, then pour in water and salt; DO NOT STIR!
- Cook on LOW for 8-9 hours.
I made this for DH and DD as I do not eat oatmeal. They were very happy with it. DH said it was many times better than the instant stuff out of the packages. They both added more brown sugar. This smelled so good that I even tried a bite. Nope, still don't like oatmeal. I didn't add more brown sugar to mine, I will try it next time. I think this could be the recipe to convert me. I did like that it was creamy and not lumpy like normal oatmeal. I cut back on the water after reading other reviews. I used 3 1/2 cups. This is a very easy recipe. I loved that it ready for my DH to take to work and an hour later was ready for DD, saving my time in the AM. My DH even asked how to make it and he doesn't cook. If he thinks he can do it anyone can. Thank you for a easy, time saving recipe that my family liked and looks forward to having again.
This is a great recipe! I used 5 apples instead of 2 and increased the cinnamon to 1 1/2 tsp. Think baked apples with oatmeal topping! I might add a handful of raisins too next time. Loved the consistency and texture of the oatmeal, not too thick or too mushy. Very quick and easy to put together at the end of the day. I can see this becoming part of my regular breakfast routine. Excellent!
If I could give this 10 stars, I would! This is BY FAR the best oatmeal I've ever had or made (and I have some REALLY good oatmeal recipes)! It's like eating a healthy dessert for breakfast. I added 3/4 c raisins to the apple mixture, which turned out great. They were plump, sweet and juicy little gems among the cinnamony, sweet apples and warm comfort-food oatmeal. YUM YUM YUM!!
I can see how this (and any overnight) recipe can go wrong if your crock pot runs hot, which is very common. I have two crock pots: a 3 qt round one that's about 20 years old, and a giant 6 qt oval one that's fairly new. I would never make this in the new one - it runs too hot and would burn a more delicate recipe like this in a few hours (even on low). I made this in the 20-year-old crock pot, on low for 8 hours, and it came out perfect.
FYI, It's 5 WW PPV as written/6 PPV with the 3/4 c raisins.
Thanks for my new favorite recipe!