If you saw that title on a recipe, and you loved anything apple as much as I did, wouldn’t you try it too? I know you would. I did.
Recently on another friend’s post from Pinterest, I saw that very thing: Apple Pie for Breakfast on a recipe for overnight oatmeal, one of my favorite things to make and eat for breakfast at my house during the week, and I knew I had to try it out, so I did. It was from a blog called Cooking with Jax. It also gave me the chance to try out my Reynold’s Slow Cooker Liners for the crock pot again, since I hadn’t been so convinced of their necessity the first time around. (I am now though!)
I loved this recipe. It truly did taste like Apple Pie for Breakfast. The difference between this recipe and the Weelicious recipe that I use and just add apples to, is I think, the apple juice in the liquids and the amount of apples it calls for. (I doubled this recipe for my family.) One of my kids loved it, two weren’t big fans, and Don liked it, but I’d make it again, even if I were the ONLY one who ate it (wishful thinking there.)
And the liners…they were amazing. The crock pot truly was sparking clean afterwards, and I’ve used them again since and again it came out sparkling clean, so I guess my first experience with them was not the norm. I have one left in my box and then I’m definitely buying more (and hoping for another coupon).
Here is the recipe. Try it and see what you think! The notes below are all from the original recipe as seen here.
- 1 cup of steel cut oats*
- 3 diced apples (I use Gala)
- 1 cup apple juice (I use Oasis)
- 3 cups water
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Directions – Slow Cooker
For Best Results: Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook for 2-4 hours on high or 4-6 hours on low until it reaches the consistency that you like. Be sure to stir every hour or so.
* You can also cook longer without stirring, but you have to add more water liquid and it does come out a bit mushier. Add an extra cup of liquid for 7-8 hours in the slow cooker.