Apple Pie SteelCut Oatmeal
I absolutely love this slow-cooker oatmeal. The steel cut oats have so much flavor and texture. My family loves to sprinkle toasted pecans on top.
Prep: 10 min. • Cook: 6 hours Makes: 8 servings
6 cups water 11/2 cups steel-cut oats 11/2 cups unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup maple syrup 11/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/8 tsp. salt 1 large apple, chopped Sliced apples, toasted pecans and additional maple syrup, optional In a 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and cook on low until liquid is absorbed, 6-8 hours. Stir in apples. If desired, top servings with apples, pecans and syrup.
HEALTH TIP Boost protein with a dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt (it will help you feel full longer).
11/4 CUPS 171 cal., 2g fat (0 sat. fat), 0 chol., 39mg sod., 36g carb. (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g pro.
TEST KITCHEN TIPS
• Keep an eye on this as it nears the end of cooking to prevent overcooking at the edges, especially if your slow cooker tends to run hot. • It’s important in this recipe to use steel-cut oats, which need to cook longer than rolled oats. You might find them labeled as Irish oats.
Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal