Apple Pie and Steel Cut Oatmeal Dessert (Crockpot)
27 September Update: I've made this three times now -usually doubling the batch because it's so good. It even freezes well! Love it. I was looking for a dessert recipe that would use the crock pot, coconut oil and oatmeal and this popped up. I'm super excited that it uses Steel Cut Oats. I made some variations - as I almost always do. I used 2 tsp of coconut oil and freshly grated nutmeg. Substitutions - I warmed 2 cups of water in the microwave for 1 min and added 1 cup of dehydrated apples. This I let sit for 20 min (or til the apples are soft).
Meanwhile, I put 1 cup whole milk in the crockpot with the other ingredients. Cooked all of this on high for two hours; adding the apples once they were soft. We'll see how it does, considering you typically don't add real dairy until the last 30 min or so with a normal recipe.
See original recipe below and at http://www.thehealthymaven.com/2014/09/slow-cooker-apple-pie-steel-cut-oatmeal.html
1 cup steel-cut oats*
4 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 medium apples, chopped
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 T maple syrup (feel free to sub honey for vegans) - note: I don't like my oats super sweet so feel free to add more for added sweetness
splash of lemon juice
Add all ingredients to your slow cooker. Stir.
Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.**
Give it a good stir.
Top with your favourite toppings. I like peanut butter and crunchy apples.
Store leftovers in fridge for up to 1 week. To reheat add a splash of almond milk and heat up in microwave.