If eating cookies for breakfast left me feeling great, I’d do it. This recipe bridges the gap between an oatmeal cookie hangover and plain ol’ oatmeal.
I have done this recipe with varying old-fashioned to steel-cut oat ratios and have and find that I prefer about half-and-half. You may also use this recipe as a template for trying other add-ins.
If you are mindful of your protein intake you may want to use this is part of your breakfast and have 1/4 of this recipe while pairing it up with a veggie omelet or some Greek yogurt or cottage cheese. You may also add in a scoop of vanilla protein powder to make it extra decadent. If you are using whey protein powder, allow the oats to cool as hot cereal can cause the whey to curdle.
(Check out another awesome oatmeal recipe here: Pumpkin Pie Protein Oatmeal Bake)
Nothing like waking up to the warm scent of cinnamon and apple in the morning. This dish is a cinch to throw together and is versatile enough to feed the whole family. Serving size varies based on your portion preferences.
If you are eating this oatmeal alone then it will serve 2-3.
If you are balancing out this dish with protein, then you will have 4 portions to buddy up with a veggie omelet or generous topping of Greek yogurt.
Overnight Apple Raisin Walnut Crockpot Oatmeal
Recipe type: Breakfast
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup total oats (1/4-1/2 cup steel cut oats, ½-3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats)
- 1 large apple, diced
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup walnut halves, chopped
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Yogurt or milk for serving
- Add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker.
- Cook overnight on the warm setting or for 4-6 hours on low.
- Cooking times may vary on your slow cooker.
Brandice Lardner is a Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, Author, and Jesus Girl whose mission in life is to help women ditch the diet mentality and find peace with food and their bodies so that they are better equipped to do the great things God has called them to do.