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 was terrific. Had some unexpected overnite company and all of us needed to be up early and out the door. Put this together at about midnight and was good to go at 6 AM. I did start it with hot water and on the high setting for the first 1/2 hour then turned to low. Because I only had red delicious apples, I added 1 Tbls of lemon juice to the apple mixture, increased salt to 1/2 tsp, decreased water to 3 3/4 C, sprinkled on some raisins and added a large pat of butter. Stirred really well before serving. We ate it with milk and just a drizzle of real maple syrup. Delicious!! I did spray the slow cooker before loading so clean up was easy.
Used old fashioned oats and made as directed. However, the mixture was far too mushy/sticky for my liking - I like more of a grainy, chewy texture to my oatmeal. I'm sure this appeals to a lot of people though - tastes like apple pie.