A friend of mine shared this recipe on facebook recently. It was really good, but I’m not too much of a pumpkin pie fan. Horror of horrors, I know. I don’t like coffee either. Feel free to unfriend me at any time!
So, I tried the pumpkin pie recipe and the girls really liked it! Me? Notsomuch. It was tolerable, which is better than loathing, so maybe it was a success? But as I was eating it, I thought, “I really just like apple pie better! Why can’t I make an apple pie version?!” So I did!
Here’s what I did. Everything besides the oats and water are optional so pick and choose what you want to add. I added raisins because they’re a fan favorite in my house and it’s a perfect way to use up raisins that have crossed over to the crunchy side. (Side note: If raisins are dried up grapes, then what are dried up raisins? How is that even possible?)
Apple Pie Crockpot Oatmeal
1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water*
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup raisins
*(most recipes say 3 cups for 1 cup of oats, but my crockpot must be extra hot because 3 dries it up. Experiment with this!)
Nutmeg would also be nice, if you’re into that sort of thing.