Meal prepping is something I’m constantly trying to improve on and I often feel like breakfast is forgotten about. My Slow-Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal has come to save the day or the week I should say.
There are so many quick on the go breakfast options like overnight oats, chia pudding, green smoothie and the list goes on. But sometimes (especially in the winter) you just want a breakfast that is comforting and warming like a bowl of creamy oatmeal right?
Funny story is that I use to HATE oatmeal, yes hate. I thought it was so bland and slimy; I just couldn’t get myself to enjoy even a single bite. Then came the magical secret of adding mashed banana into the oats while they are cooking and presto I become oatmeal obsessed. For a long time it was the only way I would enjoy oatmeal is if I made it myself with banana melted into it. Fast forward to now where I’m creating creamy sweet oatmeal in the slow cooker – no banana required! This is because there are other ways to add creaminess and sweetness to your oats like apple, honey, maple syrup, coconut milk, just to name a few.
This recipe contains delicious and warming ingredients like apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut milk, and maple syrup! Is your mouth watering yet? I’ve literally been making this slow cooker apple pie oatmeal for almost a month straight as I do with most new breakfast obsessions haha It’s the easiest, budget friendly, delicious breakfast I’ve made in a while. Who said that crock-pot is only good for chili and soups? Not me 🙂
I recently posted my what I eat in a day – Fall edition video featuring this recipe for breakfast and basically 90% of you were drooling over how good this looked and wanted to recipe ASAP so of course I had to deliver and bring it to you ahead of schedule on a Sunday so you have just enough time to make it for this week.
I also got asked how I pre-heat my oatmeal in the morning to bring it back to “life.” So here it is- When I wake up I scoop out about 1-2 cups of oatmeal onto a pan on low-med heat, add a splash of nut milk (you can use water as well), sprinkle of cinnamon and heat for about 3-5 minutes until everything just melts back into creamy oats. I then transfer it to a bowl, top it with sunflower seeds, fresh chopped apple, and a drizzle of honey if needed. If I’m taking it on the go to work I just place the oatmeal in a container with the nut milk and cinnamon and heat it up in the microwave (not ideal but sometimes necessary) for 2 minutes before adding on my nuts/seeds and fresh fruit.