Mmm...pie. My girls love oatmeal for breakfast. Usually blueberry oatmeal. But I wanted to try something a little different and found an apple oatmeal recipe. I tinkered with it just a touch and am pretty happy with our apple pie oatmeal version. It really does taste like pie filling and pie crust (without all the gluten) mixed together. This is a great Christmas morning breakfast recipe for the adults and the kids to be able to wake up and get straight to the present-opening. Enjoy!
Apple Pie Oatmeal
Adapted from Overnight Apple Oatmeal
3 tablespoons grass-fed butter
4 apples, diced (peels on)
3/4 cup sucanat or honey granules
1.5 tablespoons cinnamon
2 drops cinnamon (vitality) essential oil (I buy mine HERE)
1 drop nutmeg (vitality) essential oil
1 drop ginger (vitality) essential oil
1 drop clove (vitality) essential oil
2 cups oats (rolled or old fashioned, but reduce the cooking time a touch to prevent mush if using old fashioned)
4 cups water (sub 1 cup half & half, if desired)
Dice the butter, spreading about a tablespoon along the bottom and sides. Drop the remainder in the bottom of a 4 quart crockpot.
Add apples. Sprinkle sucanat or honey granules on top. Sprinkle on cinnamon and add essential oils. Top with oats. DO NOT STIR. Add water (and half & half, if using) and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. I think the essential oils really bring out the pieness of this recipe. And yes, that's totally a word. Shh. We added a little bit of cream (or vanilla ice cream) to the top of our apple pie oatmeal. It was delicious! Enjoy your pieness in whichever creamy (or non-creamy) way you choose.
When we used old fashioned oats as originally called for, this ended up a little mushy. We liked it better with rolled, but old fashioned will work great with 4-6 hours on low instead of 8.
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