Tuesday, September 11, 2012
SOME OATMEAL LOVE FOR YOU
Is anyone else diggin' the nip in air signaling the return of Autumn? I love it , I just love it! Going to bed at night with the windows open, getting just that little chill while you hunker down under a quilt spells pure happiness to me. The return of Autumn is a calming time to me. Spiced apple cider, pumpkins, gourd soup, and all those comfort foods that have taken a back seat to summer faire are now being cooked up again. One dish I particularly love in the morning is oatmeal. This recipe is super easy and tasty as well as versatile. Add in some favs, change it up a bit to your liking, but do try it.
Blueberry Cottage Overnight Crock-pot Oatmeal
2 baking apples, peeled and diced into 1" pieces
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 cups water
2 cups of rolled oats or steel cut is fine too ( I buy rolled oats in bulk) No instant!
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
dash of stevia
3 TBS of pure maple syrup
Canola oil spray
In a bowl mix up your apples , sugar, stevia, cinnamon and salt. Coat the apples well and put into a crockpot that has been sprayed with a bit of oil. Add the oats on top then the water. Add the maple syrup and turn the pot to low and cook for 8 hours. When done add in whatever you like, perhaps nuts, a bit more maple syrup, even a bit of creme or milk. *If adding dried fruit then add in when you mix up the apple mixture.
So yummy! What Autumn favorites are you cooking up?