Since I have decided to get in better shape, part of it has been eating (a little bit) better. Also, because I run in the morning I am almost always starving after, so I knew I needed a good hardy breakfast. Because I am not a chef and do not claim to be one on t.v. I am fairly limited on what I make and what I make well. But beyond that, I am not one who likes to follow recipes. This makes it challenging to cook well sometimes, especially when I was brought up with a grandmother who’s philosophy on cooking was 2 fold. First, if it comes in a can or a box and can be cooked quickly it is great. Second, overcook everything! Needless to say, this made for some rather, lets just say, bad results for an extremely picky eater (me).
So, while I have been trying to eat well and also get rid of the plethora of apples in our house Pinterest has become my go to site. I knew what I wanted to do, but I couldn’t find one recipe that I liked all of for the Apple Pie Oatmeal. So, I closed down Pinterest, remembering bits and pieces of what I saw and decided to make up my own recipe. Now, I will unleash it on you guys. Now, don’t worry, this will turn out amazing, and it actually isn’t too much work.
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours on low, 6-8 hours on high
Servings: A Lot!
5-6 Large Apples (Pealed if you like)
3 Tbs Cinnamon (or to taste)
1/2 Tbs Ground Nutmeg
1 Tbs white Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Cups Steal Cut Oats
2 Cups Milk (I use 2%)
2 Eggs (Optional)
! cup Water
Wisk milk, eggs, and water in a large bowl until frothy (is that even a word?). Peal apples and cut into large chunks. I pealed half the apples and left half the apples with the peal on. Coat the inside of the slow cooker liberally with cooking spray. Layer the first 6 ingredients in the order listed. Pour the milk and egg mixture over the top to make it all nice and gooey. Turn the slow cooker on low before bed and when you wake up you will have a gooey, yummy, caramelized treat.
The reason why I layered it is to get the apples all nice and crispy and caramelized. So, if you do it this way, resist the urge to stir. I repeat, RESIST THE URGE TO STIR! If you like your apples a little softer and less sweet put all the ingredients into a bowl and pour the milk and egg mixture over the top and stir thoroughly to coat everything before adding to the crockpot. You can stir away until your hearts content then. This will keep in your refrigerator for up to 5 days. I like to heat mine up in the microwave with milk and frozen blueberries then add some sliced banana. Mmmm Good.
So try the recipe and please, tell me what you think. This is my first go at this and your feedback would be appreciated. If you load me up with your comments I will load you up with more recipes.