Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal
Overnight oatmeal is a life-saver for busy work or school mornings!
apple pie, oatmeal, overnight, slow cooker
granny smith apples,
Sugar & Spice Mixture
neutral cooking oil or non-stick cooking spray
steel cut oats
vanilla bean paste
(or 2 tsp vanilla extract)
Cut Your Apples
Cut each apple into quarters.
Use your knife to remove the stem area, the core and seeds, and the bottom calyx area, then cut the apple quarters into half-inch chunks.
Set the apples to the side.
Make the Sugar & Spice Mixture
In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.
Prep the Overnight Oats
Lightly grease your slow cooker with the vegetable oil or cooking spray.
Pour the steel cut oats into the greased slow cooker.
Add the water and stir to saturate the oats.
Pour the apple chunks into the slow cooker.
Stir in the vanilla bean paste.
Add the sugar and spice mixture and stir well. Make sure to get in the crease in the bowl, the oats like to settle in there.
Turn the slow cooker to low and cook for 7-8 hours.
When you're ready to serve,
give the oatmeal a final stir. This distributes the water that has formed on the surface and smooths out the oatmeal.
Serve and Enjoy
Ladle up the oatmeal and top as desired.
Store any leftovers to a mason jar or a food storage container and store it in the fridge for up to two days