Get in muh belly, oats.
These apple and cinnamon oats are a staple in my house. We have them for almost every Thanksgiving/Christmas morning, fresh from the slow cooker and so tasty. I don’t even know how it’s possible for oats to taste this good.
I feel like a total cheat when a recipe tastes this good but is this easy, but hey, love me for it. I don’t even know how to describe the oats. They’re creamy but still have a little chewiness to them, so flavorful while being the perfect morning porridge. They are just the quintessential comfort breakfast cold weather food.
Um, hello. Have you been outside today?
It’s literally heaven on my doorstop. I had one of those mornings where I was wearing my stretchy yoga pants and the biggest sweatshirt I could find, and walked outside to the nicest breeze of my life, and literally my entire mood changed. Not that I was in a bad mood before, it was just like the weather made me feel like I was floating. Does that even make sense?
I’m stuck in this amazing weather haze. Nothing can compete with the first morning of fall weather. Nothing.
I’ve also completely planned my future someday wedding in a matter of two days. This weather does that to me, okay? I instantly get into my nurturer homemaker miss my whole life is planned because of how happy I am persona. Go with it.
Don’t even get me started on what happens to me when the Christmas lights go up. I’m counting down the seconds.
And while I enjoy all things autumn, I am going to chow down on my favorite oatmeal eva. I love that oatmeal is so diverse. It can be a more savory kinda meal, or a super sweet meal (it’s fall, okay? It’s my nesting period). Not to brag, but I topped my oatmeal with the absolute perfect amount of almond milk, cinnamon, brown sugar, nuts, and dried fruit. ohemgee.
Cinnamon and brown sugar make the best combo for oatmeal toppings.
Or honey if you swing that way.
I love nothing more than a packed house of my cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents, parents, sister, and twenty of our closest friends, all snuggled around the fire watching one of my dad’s favorite movies on an early morning when no one has anything to do because it’s the winter break, and we are all digging into this oatmeal.
- 2 apples
- 2 cups Irish steel cut oats
- 8 cups water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- almond milk
- brown sugar
- nuts (pecans, pistachios, walnuts, etc.)
- dried fruit (cranberries, cherries, blueberries, etc.)
- Peel the apples and remove the seeds. Chop into cubes.
- Place all the ingredients into a slow cooker and put on low for 8 hours.
- Top with your favorite toppings and serve warm.