Slow Cooker Apple De-Light Oatmeal

My Christmas present is being put to use right away! I’ve wanted a slow cooker for some time, and I know you are thinking why didn’t she go to Walmart, buy a cheapie? Well I’d rather have one that lasts, plus I am paranoid about leaving things plugged in, so it puts my mind at ease if it’s a nicer model.

PLEASE be careful with slow cookers. One Christmas my mom burned her hands pretty bad from grabbing the crock pot. It was just awful, and it was a year where we had a huge snow storm so there was no way to get to an ER. Luckily we knew a doc and he called her in something right away 🙂

So lesson learned. Wear pot holders, don’t grab the sides, and be careful!

I really am a huge oatmeal fan. It is a gym rats best friend. Loaded with nutrients and keeps you full! I also am a fan of things that taste like dessert for breakfast. Growing up I never ate breakfast, G-Mama had to force me to eat something before school. How times have changed 😉

This recipe is crazy simple. Just prep some apples, throw them in the pot, have sweet dreams and like magic you will have awesome apple delight oatmeal in the morning.

For this recipe you will need:

– 3 apples, peeled, cubed (mine were small, I used 2 granny smith, 1 honey crisp because that’s what I had)
-1 cup of old fashioned oats
-1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
-1 Tablespoon of Splenda Brown sugar
– 3 cups of water
– slow cooker (crock pot)

My crock pot!

ooooo la la

ooooo la la

Start by peeling and chopping your apples, throw them in the pot

Peeled apples
Next add your oats

I realize you know how to add oats, I just wanted to show off my new camera and measuring cups!

I realize you know how to add oats, I just wanted to show off my new camera and measuring cups!

Add the cinnamon and brown sugar Splenda Loading up the crock pot

Add water and stir all this up

Water to pot

Cover your crock pot, turn on low, let it cook for about 3 and a half hours (I ended up stirring every hour or so just to see how things were coming along)

Then turn it on warm or the lowest setting while you are sleeping.

In the morning you wake up to this!

An awesome meal to wake up to!

An awesome meal to wake up to!

Once you uncover the lid, your whole house is going to smell like wonderful scrumptious apple pie. You might have to mix a little bit because there will be a light thickened layer on top, but just mix it in and it will be fine.

Bowl oats

It’s really not even oatmeal, it’s an apple pie filling, like I said dessert for breakfast! SCORE!

Apple pie filling for breakfast!

Apple pie filling for breakfast!

This makes about 2 huge servings guilt free! Beautiful apple delight oatmeal!

Nutritional info: 230 calories, 3.2 grams of fat, 48 carbs, 5.5 grams of protein

Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. good recipe can’t wait to try! 🙂

  2. This looks soooo good! I cannot wait to try it.
    Thanks

  3. I just stumbled across your blog a couple days ago. Trying to get in shape and eat healthy (I sit at a desk for 8 hours a day and am in grad school). I made this recipe last night and LOVEDDD it. Can’t wait see what else you have in store.

    P.S. Phoebe Buffay is absolutely presh! <3

  4. How do you store leftovers of this recipe? And how long does it keep for?

    Thanks!

  5. I loved this! My only change was to grate in a little nutmeg and omit sweetener altogether so I could adjust to taste with stevia. Surprised at how creamy and satisfying it is. Was worried at the simplicity of ingredients but it was fantastic! Your directions were spot on–3 hours on low, then overnight at keep warm. Sharing with my friends!

  6. I just came across your blog in the past week or so, I’m always looking for new ideas and recipes. Quick question-can you or have you added extra protein to this (or other recipes)? If so, how much do you add and does it substitute or just add in?

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