Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs
I liked this as a change from regular oatmeal - and it is ready when you wake up! Although the original recipe uses wheat berries, I used oat bran with great results. Recipe source: The Healthy Slow Cooker
- 1 1⁄2 cups steel cut oats
- 1⁄2 cup oat bran or 1⁄2 cup wheat berries
- 2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 cup cranberry juice or 1 cup apple juice
- toasted walnuts (optional)
- wheat germ (optional)
- In a slow cooker, combine oats, wheat berries, apples, cinnamon and vanilla.
- Stir in water and juice.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or overnight.
- Stir well.
- Top with walnuts and/or wheatgerm or your favorite toppings.
Nice to wake up to hot apple oatmeal all ready to go. Made as written using the wheat berry option. We really like nice chewy wheat berries, but these stayed a little hard?? The taste was very nice with the apples and apple juice making it sweet enough that no sweetener is needed. Thanks for the post.
Goodness. . .hate to do this. . .but this just didn't work for us. I made the recipe as written (even went out and bought steel cut oats) using the oat bran and apple juice options. My oatmeal cooked on low for 8.5 hours, covered. It was pillowy, fluffy, bland mush. We did add some walnuts and Stevia and ate it for breakfast though. Thanks for posting. . .I had fun making it!
I made this according to the recipe, using the oat bran and cranberry juice. I don't know what I did wrong, because it was awful, I'm sorry to say. It smelled so good when we got up, so we were super disappointed.