CrockPot Make-Ahead Apple Pie Oatmeal
CrockPot Make-Ahead Apple Pie Oatmeal is a tasty breakfast for weekend food prep or a perfect option to make for guests during the holidays, and this tasty oatmeal treat is meatless, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet Phase Two.Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
I’m trying to post a meatless recipe most Sundays so people who are committing to Meatless Mondays can find an idea for the next day, and this week I’m sharing a very flavorful meatless breakfast option. This CrockPotMake-Ahead Apple Pie Oatmeal is something you make in the crockpot in the evening, and the next morning you warm it up in the microwave (or in a pan on the stove.) I’m a fan of Peanut Butter Oatmeal for breakfast, but I loved this idea for a new oatmeal option that’s quick and delicious. And who doesn’t like apple pie?
Oatmeal is kind of a personal preference dish, so in this recipe I’m giving a range of ingredients and cooking times. You’ll need to think about how thick you like your oatmeal, how done you like it, and how sweet you’d prefer it and adjust accordingly. Personally I like my oatmeal so it’s not too runny, I like the oatmeal to have a little bite to it (but not too much), and I prefer the low end of the sweetness range. I made this in my small 2.5 Quart Slow Cooker, so if you only have a big size you may need to double the recipe.
I used my apple corer to make it easy to cut up the apples. No need to remove the skin. I purposely cut the apples in different size pieces so some would dissolve more than others. I wanted chunks of apple in the oatmeal, but some dissolved apple as well. Put the apples, Stevia in the Raw (or your favorite sweetener), brown sugar (or more sweetener), cinnamon, and salt in the slow cooker. Then add the water and cook on high for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Here’s how the apples will look after that much time. They’re getting soft, but aren’t completely cooked yet. Then add 1 1/2 cup of oatmeal to the slow cooker. (I used my favorite Bob’s Red Mill Extra Thick Rolled Oats for this recipe. You can use any type of rolled oats, but don’t use instant oatmeal or steel cut oats for this. And in case anyone is wondering, Bob’s Red Mill hasn’t paid me to talk about their oatmeal!) Stir the rolled oats into the apple mixture and cook on high for 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes longer, depending on how soft you like your oatmeal. And the last photo shows how the oatmeal mixture looked when I thought it was done (about one hour for me, which gave me oatmeal that still had a tiny bite to it.)
I ate some right away with a mixture of milk and vanilla soy milk poured over it, and I portioned out the rest into these containers which have a snap-tight lid and kept the oatmeal good in the fridge for quite a few days. To reheat, microwave for about 1 minute (or you can also heat it on the stove in a pan.) You may want to add a little bit of water when you’re reheating it.
More Breakfasts with Oatmeal or Steel Cut Oats:
Raw Oats with Fresh Fruitfrom Vintage Mixer
Alanna’s Peanut Butter Oatmeal from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oatsfrom Barbara Bakes
Steel Cut Oats in the Crockpot / Steel Cut Oats with Agave and Pecans from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Baked Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats from The Kitchn
Weekend Food Prep:
This recipe has been added to a new category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
CrockPot Recipe for Make-Ahead Apple Pie Oatmeal
CrockPot Make-Ahead Apple Pie Oatmeal is a tasty breakfast for weekend food prep or a perfect option to make for guests during the holidays.
- 2 large Granny Smith apples, seeds removed and coarsely chopped (no need to peel them)
- 2-3 T Stevia in the Raw or other sweetener (depending on how sweet you like it)
- 1 T brown sugar (or use 1 more tablespoon of sweetener)
- 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3 – 3 1/2 cups water (depending on how thick you like your oatmeal)
- 1 1/2 cup rolled oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill Extra Thick Rolled Oats)
- milk or soy milk for serving (I used a combination of milk and vanilla soy milk, which is what I always use to eat on cereal.)
- Cut apples into pieces and remove the core with the seeds; then chop apples into pieces. I made the pieces different sizes so some apples would dissolve slightly while others stayed chunky. (No need to peel them.)
- Spray the CrockPot crockery container with nonstick spray. Then add the apples, sweetener of your choice (I usedStevia in the Raw), brown sugar (or more sweetener), cinnamon, and salt.
- Add from 3 to 3 1/2 cups of water, depending on how thick you want the finished oatmeal to be.
- Stir together and cook on high for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- Add oatmeal (I used Bob’s Red Mill Extra Thick Rolled Oats) and stir ingredients together, then continue to cook on high for an additional 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes, depending on how soft you’d like the finished oatmeal to be. (I would start checking after 45 minutes.)
- Serve hot, with milk or soy milk.
- This oatmeal can be stored in the fridge overnight and reheated in the morning. You may want to add a little water when you reheat it, then microwave for about 1 minute or heat for a few minutes in a small pan on top of the stove.
- I haven’t tried freezing this, but if anyone does try it, I’d love to hear how it works. (Edit: Ruth from Cooking with Veggies reports in the comments that she makes a similar recipe with steel cut oats and it freezes beautifully.)
I used my small 2.5 Quart Slow Cooker for this recipe, so if you only have a much larger size you’ll need to double the recipe.And you might want to double it anyway if you’re making this for weekend food prep.
Recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from several similar oatmeal recipes seen on Pinterest.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This CrockPot Make-Ahead Apple Pie Oatmeal recipe isn’t low in carbs, and you’ll need to make it with all sweetener to make it low-glycemic. Made with all Stevia in the Raw or your favorite sweetener and eaten with low-fat milk or low-fat Vanilla soy milk, this recipe would be a good choice for phase 2 or 3 of the South Beach Diet.
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