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This recipe can be thrown together in less than five minutes and tossed in your Slow Cooker overnight. When you wake up, a healthy and satisfying breakfast with the flavors of autumn will be ready and waiting for you to devour!
Yields: 2 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 205 | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 582 mg | Carbohydrates: 38 g | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 11 g | Protein: 7 g | SmartPoints: 7 |
- 1/2 cup old fashioned (not quick cooking) oats
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- 2 cups water
- Enough water to fill Slow Cooker about 1/4 of the way full
- 1/2 small apple, chopped
- Unrefined sweetener of choice, to taste
In a small heat-proof bowl (that can hold at least two cups of water), stir together oats, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. The apples can also be added in here. I chose to keep mine out to stir in after cooking, but this is up to you. Pour two cups water over oats.
Fill Slow Cooker about 1/4 to 1/2 of the way full with water (this will depend on the size of your Slow Cooker). Add the heatproof bowl with the oat mixture to the Slow Cooker. The bowl with the oats/cinnamon/vanilla has water in it, and also sits in the slow cooker surrounded by water. The water level should rise almost to the top of the bowl.
Turn Slow Cooker on low for 7-8 hours overnight. Using a large spoon, remove bowl from Slow Cooker (it will be very hot!). Stir in chopped apple and sweetener of choice. Devour!
Also, try this Overnight Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats: No Sugar Added recipe!