By Boyz 5 on February 06, 2006
Photo by Debbwl
Photo by Debbwl
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (193 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"You should call this Carmel Apple Oatmeal. haha It's yummy and very sweet!"
"My kids and husband really liked this. They're already asking to have it again. I added 3 apples."
"So sorry, was disappointed in this recipe. Found this to be sweet, mushy, crusty on the edges and real mushy in the middle. Made as written using old fashion oats and cooking 8 hours (just as written). Maybe a third apple and the use of steel cut oats?? Made for An Apple A Day tag game 2009."
"I really liked how easy this was. I just got it all ready before we went to bed and when we woke up it was ready to eat. It was a little bland and my girls didn't finish all of theirs. I might tweak it a little for our tastes. Thanks for posting!!"
"This was pretty good, but it was a little bland. I think I'm going to play with it a bit to see what I can do. I think that it is a great starting point, though."
"This was bland and we just really didn't care for it. I really wanted to like it because it was so easy but it just didn't do it for us. We are also used to the texture of quik oats so it could have been that."
"The delicious aroma that came up from the crockpot in the morning gave me very high hopes. Unfortunately even though it smelled absolutely wonderful, it didn't taste as well. I didn't have any problems with it being burnt or soupy or dry. We just didn't like it- I think it might of been the texture. And the fact that we are too used the instant kind."
"I'm not sure what I did wrong but I followed other suggestions and used a 3:1 oats:water ratio and it was just stuck on the sides of the crock pot and the center was soupy. When I try next time I'll try a different type of oats and try a 2:1 ratio. Hopefully better luck next time."
"This was a huge disappointment! I followed the recipe however I didn't add the additonal spices suggested by other reviewers. What I ended up with was too cinnamon-y with very little flavor other than that and a gelatinous consistancy for the oats. I didn't get my great breakfast and now I have a terrible mess in my crockpot to clean up!"
"Very nice recipe - easy and so nice to have a hot cereal ready when you get up in the morning. I followed another reviewers advise and added nugmeg, cloves and vanilla and it was lovely, the texture was fine with a really nice crust on top - we loved it. The only change I'd make next time is to remember to spray the crockpot as I really had to do some scrubbing after breakfast. Thanks Boyz5 for a fast, easy and tasty breakfast."
"Too easy and yummy! Great way to get my kids fed and out the door to school. Thanks for simplifying my life!"
"Oatmeal the way it is supposed to be, the consistency is just how I remembered it as a child. Yes I'm guilty of purchasing quick oats and the packets of flavored oatmeal. I did have to add a good amount of cinnamon sugar since it wasn't sweet enough for my DS's, my youngest DS had 2 helpings. We had some half and half leftover so added that to their bowls-double the pleasure. Great recipe, Thank You."
"This was great to have when we woke up this morning(and I did not have to do anything except put it in bowls). I think it cooked a little to long..I would like it less done so next time I will try to start it later."
"I loved this recipe-the texture of the oatmeal and the true apple flavor was so good."
"This is the first time I've left something overnight to cook. I did it in my oven, on the slow setting, and it came out perfect. The smell of apples, cinnamon - and the nutmeg & ground cloves & allspice I added - .....mmmmmm! We'll be eating this lots during the British winter! Thanks!"