Thursday, October 13, 2011

Recipe of the Week - Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oats

Slow Cooker, Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Servings: 5 1-cup servings


•2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2-1/2 to 3 cups chopped)

•1-1/2 cups fat-free milk

•1-1/2 cups water

•1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats

•2 tablespoons brown sugar

•1-1/2 tablespoons butter, cut into 5-6 pieces

•1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

•2 teaspoons ground flax seed

•1/4 teaspoon salt

•Optional garnishes: chopped nuts, raisins, maple syrup, additional milk or butter


Coat inside of 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients (except optional toppings) to slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for 7 hours. Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired. Store leftovers in refrigerator. Freezes well.

To reheat single servings: Put 1-cup cooked oatmeal in microwave proof bowl. Add 1/3 cup fat-free milk. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Continue cooking for another minute, or until hot.

Recipe can be doubled in 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Increase cooking time 1 hour. Enjoy!

You can find the original recipe at The Yummy Life

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