My house is an absolute wreck. A disaster zone. A nightmare. We’re still in the big middle of renovations (we should be long-since finished by now, but you know how these things go…), so all of our furniture is piled in the middle of rooms, half of our carpet is rolled up and disgusting looking, our stairs don’t even have carpet on them, so all that’s there is ugly, torn up padding and tack strips, and up until last night there was a layer of dust 1 inch thick covering every surface of my kitchen and dining room. And on top of all that, we just had a baby shower recently, so there’s baby stuff all over the place and nowhere to put it! It’s. A. Mess. Luckily, (hopefully…) everything will be finished by the end of this week (please, Lord!). So, with all this madness, stress and clutter everywhere, you can imagine I haven’t done much cooking. And by much, I mean practically none. That’s where the beauty of this recipe comes into play. You throw your oats, water, spices and fruit in the slow cooker and let it do its’ thing overnight. In the morning, you’ve got hearty, delicious oatmeal waiting for you. No standing over the stove stirring involved. It’s a beautiful thing. Not to mention really, really delicious. Give this a try this week- your family will love it!

Overnight Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

1 cup steel cut oats**
3 1/2 cups water
1 medium-large apple, peeled and chopped (I like Honeycrisp or Pink Lady)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup brown sugar

Spray a slow cooker with non-stick spray and place the oats, water, apple, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar inside. Stir to combine. Cover, set to low, and allow to cook overnight (about 8 hours). In the morning, stir the oatmeal one last time before serving. Serve with milk and additional brown sugar if desired. Serves 4.

**you don’t have to use steel cut oats, but it’s highly recommended -the texture will be mushier with regular oats since they cook for so long.

Recipe source: adapted from allrecipes.com

 

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  1. Yum this looks good. My son loves oatmeal and I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing, I always love your recipes.

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    amy Reply:

    Thanks so much! Hope you and your son enjoy!! :)

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    Comment by Danelle @ www.danellesdish.com — November 8, 2011 @ 6:00 AM

  2. I am the only oatmeal eater at my house. Can you refrigerate the leftovers for later or does it not nuke well?
    Thanks

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    amy Reply:

    Mine was great the next day! Go for it!

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    Comment by Shaunna Ulrick — November 8, 2011 @ 1:57 PM

  3. Yum! Perfect recipe for fall. I hope that you get your renovations finished soon. That is stressful under any conditions, but especially when you’re pregnant.

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    Comment by Rose — November 8, 2011 @ 3:22 PM

  4. I’ve made steel cut oats in the crockpot before–I need to try it with the added flavor! Yum!

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    Comment by natalie (the sweets life) — November 8, 2011 @ 4:01 PM

  5. Slow cooker oatmeal?! THANK YOU, Amy! (Sometimes the obvious eludes me…) I’m putting a batch on before I retire for the evening (if I can sleep with that aroma!) and might even throw in a handful of “craisins” for fun. :) Praying for your house to return to order, but mostly for you to REST — and enlist help! Take care.

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    amy Reply:

    You are so sweet, Kimby, thank you!! :)

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    Comment by Kimby — November 8, 2011 @ 5:54 PM

  6. This sounds divine! I hope the renovations wrap up soon, best of luck and thanks for continuing to find time for those of us SFYS fans!

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    amy Reply:

    Aww, you’re so sweet Krystal! :)

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    Comment by krystal — November 9, 2011 @ 8:30 PM

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