Oatmeal is one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast. I don't think I'll ever get tired of it. It's been my go-to breakfast fall through spring since I was in high school. I just love a warm bowl of oatmeal with a cold glass of milk when the weather is chilly. Over the last few years I've tried a few new oatmeal recipes and this overnight apple cinnamon oatmeal is one of my favorites. Hearty oatmeal with big chunks of sweet apples, yum! It has a texture that reminds me of rice pudding. Not only is it delicious and healthy but it's ready, warm, and waiting for you first thing in the morning--what a treat! Oatmeal is also high in fiber, full of antioxidants, boots the immune system, and is gluten free.
Overnight Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal
2 apples peeled and sliced into 1/2" chunks
2 cups milk of choice
1 cup water
1 cup steel-cut oats (old fashioned oats and quick oats will not work)
2 tablespoons sweetener (real maple syrup, coconut sugar, sucanat)
2 tablespoons butter (preferably grass-fed) cut into 4-5 pieces
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and stir to combine. Turn to low and allow to cook 7-9 hours (I usually turn my slow cooker on right before I go to bed). The next morning dish into a bowl and add a few tablespoons of milk and additional sweetener if desired.