I don’t really enjoy cold cereals for breakfast – in fact I don’t really like breakfast unless I am up for a couple of hours. I do however like oatmeal and this recipe is so simple, yummy, easy and healthy. And the best part is it cooks while you sleep. You will need a small crockpot for this recipe, unless you double it.
1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
1/2 cup milk
1 T butter with an additional bit to rub inside the crockpot
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 T cinnamon or 2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup sweetener (I used a mixture of honey and maple syrup, you could also use brown sugar)
1 apple cut up into small pieces (or some other fresh or dried fruit could be substituted-use 1/2-1 cup)
Rub the inside of the crock pot with some butter. Mix all ingredients together in the crock pot and cook for about 7-8 hours on low. The oats do stick some, but after soaking it will clean without too much scrubbing.