Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Apple Pie Oatmeal

In one of my previous Blogs to Love Friday posts I linked to a recipe by Nutritionist in the Kitch for Apple Pie Oatmeal. I am by no means a food blogger, but as my ongoing struggle with weight loss shows I love food! I especially love apple pie. I could seriously demolish an entire pie myself. I'm not one to take just a small slice and nibble at it; I take a huge slice, chop it up in a bowl, heat it up, and then add milk and sugar ... and sometimes repeat. So something that tastes like apple pie, but is a healthier option is something worth blogging about in my opinion.


If you're looking for professional food pictures I recommend seeing the links above to the post by Nutritionist in the Kitch. If you're here to see a real life, non-pro's attempt at it keep reading!


You'll need a slow cooker, apples, cinnamon, steel cut oats, apple juice, water. The crock-pot is so perfect for this recipe. It lets you slow cook this oatmeal overnight so you can have it warm and gooey first thing in the morning. If you forget to set it overnight, you can quick cook it in about 2 1/2 hours on high.


The recipe calls for 3 diced apples, but I used 4. I love apples and this made the finished product even more gooey! Chunk them up and layer them over 1 cup of the steel cut oats.


Sprinkle with a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Drown with 1 cup of apple juice and 3 cups of water.


Mix and turn on the crock-pot. I prefer the ultra-soft apples and the gooey-ness of the oatmeal when slow cooked so I turn it on low and cook up to 8 hours.


This was my breakfast first thing in the morning. This picture does not do this oatmeal justice. You really need sense of smell to link this to apple pie! I dished this up and put the leftovers in the fridge for later. This recipe makes a lot!! I was able to have multiple bowls and still have enough to give to family with my last batch.


And I had to add milk and sugar. This batch had very sweet apples so it didn't really need sugar, but I added a small sprinkle to appease my sweets loving tummy. The vanilla almond milk I used in place of my regular milk also added a special something. You can eat this my way, plain, with cinnamon and sugar, with maple syrup, or any other way you like your apple pie.

I hope you guys don't mind a food post, but something this tasty, sinfully delicious, and so very filling is something I think should be shared with the world!  :)

You can see and print the original Nutritionist in the Kitch recipe here.

3 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely delicious! I usually just make mine plain in the crock pot, much like the method you've described but omg I never thought to add to it. I have got to try this!! It looks delicious!
    Also thank you so very much for responding to my email, I tried it with a lotion I had and I can already see the difference in just one day! I cannot wait to see how they look when I can get the same lotion!

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    1. No problem hun! I'm always happy to help!! Good luck with both the oatmeal and your cuticles. :)

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    2. We tried the oatmeal Friday morning and I find msyelf still wanting more, today. lol Thank you so much for the recipe!
      (I also got the lotion over the weekend, trying it out today!)

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