As one of the Walmart Moms, I often have the opportunity to participate in awesome things. For instance, I’m obsessed with the fall, and as if on cue, I was offered the chance to try a new variety of apple – the SweeTango which is available at Walmart.
Morgan is obsessed with apples and almost always has one in his hand or in his bag. He usually eats one if not two apples a day – he must have heard the saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Of course, in this house we are always looking for healthy alternatives, what with Morgan being diabetic and me being hypoglycemic – our issues with sugar are ones we battle daily. So, having this box of some of the most perfect apples that I’ve ever seen overnighted to my house was like having the Holidays come a bit early!
Of course, we do LOVE apples, but we had to figure out what to do with all of these apples, and fast. I decided to modify an old family recipe that we often use around the holidays for Apple Oatmeal – and to try it out in the slow cooker! We love oatmeal for breakfast (as my 4 year old says – it makes her tummy warm) so I thought this would be a great way to put all of those apples to use! I was right!
Slower Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal
- 1 cup uncooked steel cut oats (NOT instant or rolled oats)
- 2-3 medium apples with the cores removed, peeled and largely diced
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon (adjust to your taste – sometimes I add more)
- 1 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon sweetner
- 2 -3 tablespoons brown sugar (adjust to your taste)
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt