Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WOW {Warm Oven Wednesday} Apple Pie Breakfast

When it's too hot to cook, I love to use my crock pot!  
Here's something great to wake up to for a yummy breakfast!
Cooking With Jax has this recipe and other yummies:

- 1 cup of steel cut oats*- 3 diced apples (Gala is good)
- 1 cup apple juice (Oasis is a good brand)
- 3 cups water
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Directions - Slow Cooker
For Best Results:  Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook for 2-4 hours on high or 4-6 hours on low until it reaches the consistency that you like.  Be sure to stir every hour or so.

* You can also cook longer without stirring, but you have to add more water liquid and it does come out a bit mushier.  Add an extra cup of liquid for 7-8 hours in the slow cooker.

* It must be steel cut oats when cooked in the slow cooker, as regular oats get very soggy when cooked this way.   You can find steel cut oats in your local grocery store (sometimes they are called "irish oats" or "pinhead oats").  If you would really rather use rolled oats, be sure to use the stovetop method below and adjust your liquid/cooking time accordingly.

Directions - Stovetop Method

Below is a stove top method and it tastes similar, but I still prefer the slow cooker version better (the oats become softer the longer they cook). 

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Simmer for about 30 minutes, or until it reaches the consistency that you like. 

Delicious when topped with a drizzle of organic maple syrup, honey, or a sprinkle of brown sugar.  I usually top mine with another dash of cinnamon.
This recipe makes 6 - 1 cup servings.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds good and something my family would like. Sounds like it could be a dessert or used on ice cream.