Who knew slow cooker oatmeal with apples and cinnamon should be so delicious, creamy and darn right addictive.
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:4 hours
Total Time:4hours +10 minutes
2 cups of GF old fashioned old oats/steel cut oats (170g)
1 apple, chopped (peeled if you wish)
1/4 cup of raisins (35g)
5 cups of almond milk (or other plant based milk)(32oz/900ml)
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/8 tsp pink salt
sweetener to taste (vegan condensed milk, see post for recipe/agave/maple/nectar)
Extra apple, raisins and sweetener of you choice for topping
Fit the crockpot with the liner or coat with oil
Add the chopped apples, raisins, oats, cinnamon, sweetener and pink salt
Then finally pour the almond milk and stir everything together and cover with lid
Switch the crockpot on and select 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low overnight
Serve the next day, you may need to pour a splash of a milk prior to serving if the oatmeal is too thick.
Sprinkle with fruit/nuts and sweetener if you wish
I personally prefer to use a liner for this particular recipe to eliminate any clean up. This is an optional but recommended step, and any sticky is dependent on the model of your crockpot. Alternatively, use oil if you don’t own or want to use liners.
Although oats don’t contain gluten, for those of you who are extremely sensitive to gluten, make sure the labels states that the oats are free from gluten.
You don’t have to make the oats overnight, you can make them anytime of the time and have the porridge ready to consume.
The skin from the apples tends to pulls away so if you don’t care for the extra fibre via the skin make sure to peel the apples first.
Any leftovers should be stored in the refrigerator and eaten within 2-3 days
You can drizzle with syrup or add some cranberries, coconut flakes, pineapple, cherry, nuts or seeds once the oatmeal is finished.
To keep the recipe low in calories use water or fat free/low fat milk
This recipe works for a 7 quart capacity unit
It’s normal for skin to form inside of the crockpot, just stir everything together once the oatmeal is cooked
Double the recipe if you are feeding a large crowd and only if your crockpot can accommodate it