This breakfast is perfect for a big family brunch (my family can’t get enough)! I love using sweet red gala apples that are in season this time of year, but you can use any apples you have on hand! For a little extra sweetness, top with brown sugar and walnuts!

Be sure to spray your crock pot with non-stick cooking spray and stir the oatmeal after 5-6 hours. You’ll know your oatmeal is ready to go when edges are slightly brown. (Also, I make this in my Ninja Crock Pot, which I love because after it is done, I can turn the crock pot to the buffet setting and keep it warm until I am ready to serve the oatmeal!) For this recipe, I like to use half-water and half-Silk Unsweetened Almond Milk, but you could easily use 4 cups of water and replace the almond milk, or you could use 4 cups of almond milk and replace the water.

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 8 hours on low heat

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed
  • 4 medium-size apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Optional*:
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • *Optional ingredients are not included in the nutritional calculations.

Instructions

  1. Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add all ingredients to slow cooker and stir gently to mix ingredients together.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. If possible, stir and check oatmeal after 5-6 hours of cooking.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving (1 cup):

Calories: 273

Fat: 5g

Carbohydrates: 54g

Fiber: 10g

Protein: 7g

Sugars: 20g

Sodium: 83mg

Vitamin A: 2%

Vitamin C: 14%

Calcium: 2%

Iron: 2%

WWP+: 7 points Nutrition info does not include optional ingredients

http://www.skinnymom.com/2013/10/31/slow-cooker-apple-pie-oatmeal/