Slow Cooker Apple Spiced Steel Cut Oats Recipe

Ingredients

2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2 “ pieces
1 ½ cups coconut or rice milk
1 cup water
½ cup applesauce
1 cup uncooked gluten-free steel-cut oats
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 ½ tbsp dairy-free butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt

Directions

Coat inside of 3.5 to 4 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. If your slow cooker is larger, use a 5 cup or larger glass baking dish or measuring cup placed inside your slow cooker, and surrounded by room temperature water nearly to the top of your glass container.

Add all ingredients into slow cooker or glass container. Mix well, cover slow cooker, and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours. Spoon oatmeal into serving bowls. Stir in additional dairy-free milk or add sliced apples as a topping, if desired. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for later that week or in the freezer for the future.

To reheat single servings: Put 1 cup of cooked oatmeal in microwave proof bowl. Add 1/3 cup dairy-free milk. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Cook for another minute, or until desired temperature.

Recipe Courtesy:  Gina Rau

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