One of my goals for 2015 was to try to prep my morning as much as possible so I don’t feel as rushed. My evening ritual is now layout my workout clothes, set coffee maker, make lunch for hubby, and to try to have breakfast planned out. One of my make ahead breakfasts is my Apple Cinnamon Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal. Not only does it make my mornings stress free, but it’s also super healthy, yummy, and filling. Oh ya, recipe was hubby and kiddos approved!
1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water
1/2 cup milk (I used unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk)
1 large apple, cored and chopped
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar*
*You can also replace Brown Sugar with Maple Syrup for a heathier version.
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter
**Grease your slow cooker. If you don’t, you’ll have to really scrub to get clean.
Mix all the ingredients in cooker.
Turn on LOW and cook overnight while you sleep (I set mine for 8 hours).