Apple Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal
Last week I posted a pumpkin pie overnight crock pot oatmeal recipe that was very well received by moms and children alike! My kids wanted to know what other flavors we could try, so we chose apple pie crock pot oatmeal!
Oats are good for the nervous system. They help relax the adrenals and have a calming effect on the body. A few years ago when I was trying to rebalance my hormones, I ate oats every day to help my body recover from that hormone imbalance an adrenal fatigue. It helped!
I love my little oatmeal crock pot! It’s never been used for anything else. I have two larger crock pots that I use for meals, bone broth and apple sauce but this little one is perfect for oatmeal. A friend of mine tested my pumpkin oatmeal in a big crock pot. She doubled the recipe and reported back that it worked great!
For those new to soaking, you don’t need to drain the oats afterwards. Just add whatever isn’t absorbed in with the remaining ingredients.
- 2 cups gluten-free steel cut oats (or regular steel cut oats)
- 3 cups warm filtered water
- 1 TBS raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup raw milk or coconut milk
- 1 TBS pastured butter or coconut oil
- 2 large organic apples (peeled if preferred)
- 2 TBS apple pie spice
- 1/2 tsp real salt
- 2 TBS chia seeds (optional)
- 1/4 cup grade b maple syrup
- The morning prior, combine oats, warm water and apple cider vinegar.
- Cover and place an a warm spot.
- That night, grease the bottom of the crock pot with butter or coconut oil.
- Slice one apple and layer it at the bottom of crock pot.
- Add the remaining ingredients along with the remaining apple, cubed.
- Turn on low and cook overnight.
- Serve hot with cream, raw milk or coconut milk and extra butter and maple syrup if desired.
This oatmeal is wonderful on a cool morning out on the porch. Even as it was cooking my children said it smelled of fall in our home. It gives you that warm, happy feeling that the change of season brings!
If you preserve apples, you can easily use them in this recipe. It’s a great way to extend the harvest and enjoy this warming food deep into the winter months.
Sarah is a wife, mom of 5, horse farm owner at Outlaw Acres Iowa, and real food blogger at Real Food Outlaws. She is also a Master Herbalist and owns 90210 Organics, an Eco-boutique and Apothecary. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College and is a Clinical/Functional Nutritionist and Advanced Nutrition Response Testing™ Practitioner at Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines, and owns Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey. You can often find her barefoot in the garden (or kitchen), or rummaging through a refrigerator (not necessarily her own).