So Sunday night I decided to get domestic and bake. One of the dishes was something that Nikki over at My Life, My Way posted back in December that was Pinterest inspired. It’s a baked apple oatmeal cooked up in the crock pot. If you have not seen my picture on Instagram yet, here it is:
Doesn’t it look yummy? This really is a super easy recipe. I do suggest you use a liner for your crock pot since there will be a baked on “crust”. Save yourself scrub time later! However, soaking did the trick for me. Also if you like your oatmeal thick, cut back just a tad on the water.
Just add the ingredients as they are listed layering each on top of the others.
You will need:
2 apples diced ( I used gala because that’s what I had but Granny’s would be great too)
Sprinkle the apples with cinnamon.
Then sprinkle 1/3 cup brown sugar (I used light brown) over that.
Next add 2 cups of oatmeal evenly.
Top is all off with 4 cups of water.
DO NOT STIR
Cover and bake on low for 8-9 hours.
That’s it! Easy Peasy right?
I added 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. Raisins would be good. Or how about mixed berries or peaches with some cream added just before you sink your spoon in?
I was also asked about the nutritional value of this dish so I worked it up on MFP as a recipe that serves 4 people ( minus the pecans )
Total Fat 1.3g
Sodium 135.2 mg
Potassium 71 mg
Total Carbs 44.4 g
Dietary Fiber 4.4 g
Sugars 23.5 g
Protein 2.1 g
Vit A 11.1%
Vit C 10.8%
I have to say, this was a nice treat to wake up to a house that smelled like apple pie! And the best part of course was the convenience.