Down Home Cooking With A Busy Mom:Apples and Oatmeal

Know what the first day of Fall brings to our house?

It’s time for all our favorite comfort foods. What better way to wake up and celebrate the first day of Fall than with a nice bowl of Apples and Oatmeal. Mmmmmmm, smells so good. 

Down Home Cooking  with this busy mom could only get better. This busy mom makes oatmeal at least once a week and especially in the Fall and Winter months where our tummies need some extra warmth. Get out your crockpot everyone, because you are in for a real treat with this easy recipe.  I have found that cooking oatmeal in the crockpot is such an easy way to make oatmeal that I don’t think I’ll go back to the stove top. You simply just toss all the ingredients into your crocpot the night before and you wake up to a delicious smell.

This recipe is one of the basic ones I make and of course you could alter it to add different ingredients like blueberries, pears, apple slices, almonds, raisins or yummy pecans.

Apples and Cinnamon Oatmeal

Ingredients:

3 cups old-fashioned oats

1 1/2 cups chunky apple sauce (I like to make my own. Recipe to be featured soon.)

2 Tablespoons brown sugar, light or dark

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 Tablespoons butter

2 1/2 cups apple juice

2 1/2 cups water

Directions:

Combine dry ingredients in the crockpot.  Cover & cook on Low 8-9 hours or overnight. (or if you want a quick brealfast on the weekend on High for 2-3 hours, if you get up at 6am like I do.

 Depending on the size of your crockpot, you can double the recipe like I did or you can cut it in half. Leftovers can be placed in the fridge for 1-2 days and re-heated in the microwave with a little butter and milk.

A great  budget-friendly and healthy way to start off your first day of Fall or any day.

Recipe Note: In the morning, give it a good stir and scoop oatmeal into bowls.  Again, you can serve with milk or cream if you like it that way to make it a little creamier.  Another yummy addition (after it’s cooked) to this oatmeal recipe is a drizzle of maple syrup. Yummmm.

What are some of your favorite oatmeal recipes?

As always, my quick and easy recipes for Busy Moms can be found on my website Noel’s Kitchen Tips.com.

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