Slow-Cooker Overnight Oatmeal with Apples & Walnuts
Line a 3 1/2- to 4-qt. slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. In prepared cooker, combine 2 cups of the apples with milk, water, oats, 1/4 cup brown sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours.Advertisement
Shortly before oatmeal is done, preheat oven to 450 degrees F. For topping, in a 15x10-inch baking pan, drizzle remaining 2 cups apples with oil; toss to coat. Roast 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown, stirring once. Stir in the 1 teaspoon brown sugar and lemon juice.
Top servings of oatmeal with apple topping and walnuts.
Tips: To prevent browning, store the chopped apples reserved for topping in a mixture of 2 cups water and 2 tablespoons lemon juice in the refrigerator while the oatmeal is cooking.
People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled "gluten-free," as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.
We do not recommend using a sugar substitute for this recipe.
Equipment: 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker
1 1/2 fat, 1 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit