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I love big Saturday and Sunday morning breakfasts, but lately I have just been way to lazy to get up early to make breakfast. Plus I am one of those people that wakes up hungry and I NEED to eat breakfast within 30 minutes of getting up or I get very grumpy. (Often when we go out to breakfast, I eat a bowl of cereal before we go to hold me over, but since I LOVE breakfast food, I can usually still eat the entire breakfast out as well).

Anyway, I have been getting a little sick of the cereal or toast for breakfast routine every weekday as well as weekend morning since I have been too lazy to make waffles, french toast, muffins, etc. I found this recipe for overnight oatmeal that uses steel cut oats which are super healthy for you, so I figured I would give it a try. I mean how perfect to wake up and breakfast already be ready for you! The oatmeal was pretty tasty and it definitely filled me up for longer than a bowl of cereal does in the morning, so when I have my leftovers this week hopefully my stomach won’t start growling on 9 AM like it usually does! The only thing I would change is I didn’t think the oatmeal was sweet enough so I am planning on adding some syrup or dried fruit to the top of it to sweeten it up a little. However, I am posting the recipe as is because I know a lot of people don’t always like sweet things for breakfast. Whereas I could almost always go for something sweet for breakfast (as my friends up North are well aware of my sister’s and my obsession with the Baby Apple at Bickfords!)

Ingredients
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2-1/2 to 3 cups chopped)
  • 1 1/2 c. fat-free milk
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 1 c. uncooked steel-cut oats
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 T. butter, cut into 5-6 pieces
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 T. ground flax seed
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Directions

1. Coat inside of 3 1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients to slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for 7 hours. Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add additional toppings, if desired. Store leftovers in refrigerator. Freezes well.
Enjoy!

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