Overnight Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (Gluten Free)

When I came home from the Academy last night, I was in a cooking mood. I made up a whole bunch of meals, and when I was waiting for a batch of chicken to finish cooking, I sat down and had an apple. Then I remembered that I saw a recipe for overnight apple oatmeal that I wanted to try. Minutes later, I was peeling and slicing apples.

I changed the recipe quite a bit to make it healthier and gluten-free, then of course I had to double it since I have big eaters. But let me tell you, the final product was delicious. And even more perfect to wake up to a few inches of snow covering our wooded back yard, the smell of apples and cinnamon, and having breakfast already finished.

Here’s the recipe (adapted from getcrocked.com) :

4 cups of milk (can use whole, almond, coconut, or whatever you prefer)
4 TBSP Honey
2 TBSP Butter (I used a dairy and soy free butter)
½ tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
2 cups Dry Oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats)
4 Apples, peeled and sliced
4 TBSP Coconut Sugar (can also use brown sugar)

Put all ingredients in a crock pot (I highly recommend using a crock pot liner) and cook on low for about 6 hours. Easy peesy! When I served it, I threw some walnuts on Josh’s.

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(Crock pot food never turns out too “picture appealing,” but trust me, it’s good!)

This recipe was for the double batch I made, but without me even eating any, the kids and Josh finished the whole thing. The boys each had three bowls and Josh said it tasted like amazing apple pie. I’d say it was a success. I bet it would taste even better topped with ice cream. Hmm, maybe I’ll have to try that for the holiday season!