Who doesn’t love overnight oats?! They are so easy to make, super yummy, and I’m a big fan of anything of that involves “set it and forget it” in the instructions. The only problem is overnight oats tend to be best when eaten cold. Especially when made with yogurt. That’s not a bad thing, but now that fall is upon us and the mornings are getting kinda chilly, I enjoy a nice warm breakfast, ya know?
So I’ve come up with a solution to my dilemma! This also kinda helps with the apple situation we’ve currently got going on. We still have a bunch of apples from our apple picking adventure two weekends ago, and we really need to eat them before they go bad.
Anyway, I dumped a bunch of stuff, apples included, into my crock-pot, and 8 ish hours later, I have breakfast for the rest of the week! Or maybe a few dinners instead. I quite enjoy having oatmeal for dinner. 🙂 Either way, this oatmeal stores pretty well in the fridge for a week or so, and it’s just as good warmed up as it is coming out of the crock-pot.
- 4-5 apples
- 2 tbs chia seeds
- 2 tbs heavy whipping cream
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 4 cups water
- 1/4 cup Log Cabin syrup
- 2-3 tbs honey
- spices to taste
Peal/core apples, then line the bottom of the crock-pot with the slices (I’ve found the apples turn out more soft this way, and that’s how I like them). Sprinkle chia seeds on top of the apples, then add in oats, whipping cream, syrup, honey, water, and whatever spices you like. In this batch I used cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, and a tiny bit of vanilla extract. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, then stir and enjoy!
The great thing about oatmeal is you can’t really mess it up. So, you can pretty much add/remove anything to/from this recipe and it would probably still turn out really good! For example; last time I made this recipe I use 1 cup of soy milk and 3 cups of water, but I was out of soy milk. I also used 2 tbs of butter instead of heavy whipping cream last time, but I didn’t have any butter on hand. It’s all good though, it still came out super tasty!
The absolute best part about this recipe is waking up to the whole house smelling like apple-y cinnamon-y goodness. Unfortunately I didn’t get that this time around, since I made it yesterday during the day because I wanted to get decent photos haha. Oh well, I still ended up with a super yummy, relatively healthy batch of oatmeal! 🙂