Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Crock Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Well the one good thing about all this snow and ridiculously cold weather is that it inspires me to make awesome comfy foods. Definition of Comfy Foods: a food that is best enjoyed on the couch, in pajama pants (yes its acceptable if you wore them yesterday, and last night), and warm socks, when it's cold outside, preferably in a's just easier to eat things out of a bowl. So to give the finger to the cold get over the cold I made some Crock Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal!
It really is a perfect meal for a freezing cold day like today. I am so over not being able to feel my face after going outside for more than three minutes. This is about the time of year where I start pouting about not living somewhere warm year-round. But Hubby always reminds me how much we love our family and we wouldn't be happy without living so close to them and blah blah blah.
I tease. I do love them and would miss them so much...but with a low of 60 degrees versus -7 degrees I think I'd survive :) And you know they'd all come visit!
This recipe was so simple. All I did was throw everything in the crock pot, gave it a few stirs, cooked and done. I scooped some into a bowl and added more cinnamon to the top. I made sure to leave the apple chunks large to keep enough texture so it wasn't all mushy. Perfect! Full disclosure...this will be mushy oatmeal. If you don't like your oatmeal too mushy, try adding less liquid.
This is my way of giving the cold the finger :)

2 1/2 Cups old fashioned oats
2 Cups apple juice
2 Cups milk
1-1 1/2 Apples, peeled, cored and chopped into pieces
1/3 Cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt

Pour everything into your crock pot and give it a few stirs. Cook on low for 4 1/2-5 hours, depending on how your crock pot cooks. Spoon out and enjoy!

I made mine last night and am enjoying a warmed up bowl with a glass of milk as I type. Ooo I wonder if this would be good with ice it too early for ice cream? Please say no!

What are your favorite comfy foods on weeks days like today? Would love great ideas of things to bake while I'm cooped up!

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Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. You've just reminded me that I have to get my crock pot out. Your goodies look yummy!

  2. Must try this!

  3. This sounds so yummy and simple! I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! (

  4. This sounds delicious and I have a daughter that woud go crazy over this recipe! Pinning to my daughter board.

  5. This sounds scrumptious, I love the putting it in crock pot! Great idea! New follower from The Best Blog Recipes.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  6. Sounds perfect for the snowy weekend we are supposed to have!

  7. Thanks for sharing on BF Link Party. I love oatmeal, and this is something I would actually make. Sound wonderful with the spices and brown sugar!

  8. I love apple anything! and this looks great! Visiting thru Tickled Pink party

  9. I saw a similar recipe a few years ago, and have been wanting to find it. Thanks for posting this. I think I'm gonna make it for breakfast tomorrow morning.

  10. This looks delicious! I will definitely have to try this! Thanks for linking it up to Thursday S.T.Y.L.E.

  11. I just pinned your awesome Crock Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  12. Can't wait to try this recipe, Eli. Thanks for sharing. I featured this recipe and gave your blog a shout-out on my blog. Stop by, check it out, and leave a comment when you have time.
    A Little Red Wagon

  13. This sounds amazing. I make soaked overnight oats almost every night for breakfast in the a.m. and must confess, this sounds much better. Sadly, my Crockpot broke last month and I'll have to put this recipe on hold until I replace it, but I'll definitely be sharing the recipe!

  14. Oatmeal and the crockpot--I hadn't thought of putting those together! It's going to be super chilly in Seattle this week, and this sounds like it could help us get through it. Thanks for sharing!

    Found you through This Momma's Meandering Mondays!

  15. this looks great. I will have to make this soon. Thanks for the recipe. Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. We hope you hop over and share with us again next week.

  16. Elie,
    Great use of your crock pot! I just picked up a new-to-me Little Dipper at work today, so I'll be set for the next dipstravaganza.
    If you want to learn how to love onions in 2014, consider using your crock pot to caramelize them. Dorothy over at ShockinglyDelicious has a terrific tutorial.
    I'm glad to piggyback with you on Tasty Tuesdays!

  17. I don't like oatmeal, but this looks super yummy!

  18. We just love oatmeal and this looks absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you!

  19. Sounds delicious! I love the idea of making it in the crock pot, and having it ready to go. Apples and cinnamon is one of my favorites...thanks for sharing!

  20. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sewlicious Home Decor! :)


  21. This looks so yummy! I love that you used apple juice. Recipes like this make me wish I had a crock pot!

  22. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us :):)

    Thanks for linking up with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday! I hope you hop over again next week.

  23. Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  24. Yum. I'm pinning this, too :-)

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution