Bready or Not Original: Slow Cooker Apple Steel Cut Oats
These convenient slow cooker steel cut oats cook up in under 4 hours and can be portioned out to enjoy for a full week--or longer, if you freeze some! This is a hearty, healthy breakfast food if ever there was one.
Keyword: apple, maple, oats, steel cut oats
Author: Beth Cato
large slow cooker
2cupssteel cut oats no substitutes
2cupsnut milk or oat milk, regular or vanilla, sweetened or unsweetened
2medium apples peeled and chopped
1/4cupbrown sugar packed
1/4cuppure maple syrup
Place all ingredients in slow cooker and stir to distribute. Place lid on pot and put heat level to LOW. Cook for 3 hours before lifting lid again. Stir and taste to test doneness. Continue to cook for 30 minutes to an hour more, dependent on the desired texture for the oats. The longer it cooks, the thicker it will be.
Serve oats fresh, or stash in fridge to reheat in microwave over the next week. These oats are great to portion out and freeze for later. If desired, add more spices, fresh fruit, or extra milk when serving--the customization possibilities are endless!