It’s hard to believe that summer is winding down, and that Wednesday marks the first full day of fall. I feel like I just broke out my flip-flops, but alas, autumn is coming and it’s coming in hot. Although I’m a little sad to bid farewell to the warmer weather, I have to admit that fall is my favorite time of year. There’s just something about the way the air smells, the beautiful foliage and the slight chill in the air that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.
Fall is also the season to break out my crock-pot, and Lord knows I loooove my crock-pot. I think I can speak for all mothers here that any meal made in the crock-pot is a life saver! Tis’ the season for healthy hearty comfort food that only takes a few minutes to prepare and cooks all day (or night!)
This past weekend my family and I went apple picking, which meant it was the perfect opportunity for me to whip up one of my absolute favorite crock-pot meals, and that my friends, is overnight oatmeal! I absolutely love waking up to the delicious aroma of cinnamon apple raisin oatmeal that’s been slowly cooking in the crock-pot all night; especially on a cool crisp fall morning. It’s a healthy recipe that only takes about 15 to 20 minutes to prepare, and it’s delicious and filling. Not to mention, my husband and toddler love it. In fact, my daughter devoured three small bowls of it this morning.
This recipe definitely makes a lot of oatmeal, so it’s perfect if you have a big family or if you’re looking for quick and easy leftovers to have throughout your busy workout. I hope you all love it as much as my family does. Enjoy and bon appétit! 🙂
- • 2 cups rolled oats
- • 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats
- • 3 cups cashew milk
- • 5 cups water
- • 3/4 cup golden raisins
- • 4 apples, peeled and diced
- • 1 tbsp apple pie spice
- • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- • 1 tbsp maple syrup
- • Coconut oil or cooking spray
- Use coconut oil or cooking spray to coat your crock-pot
- Add all ingredients to crock-pot, stir until well mixed and cook on low overnight, approximately 6-8 hours
- This makes a large batch of oatmeal and is perfect for big families or if you're looking for breakfast leftovers. Please note the leftovers can be thick, so you can add a little extra milk or water if you prefer your oats thinner.