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.