Maple-Hazelnut Oatmeal

There’s nothing better than waking up and smelling breakfast already waiting for you! Thanks to the invention of the crock pot, I woke up to a hearty, yummy breakfast this morning. I received the Cooking Light Slow Cooker cookbook for Christmas and decided I HAD to try the Maple-Hazelnut Oatmeal.

1 1/2 cups fat-free milk (I used 1% because that’s what we had)
1 1/2 cups water
2 Gala apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (~3 cups)
1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
2 T. brown sugar
1 1/2 T. butter, softened
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
Cooking spray
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 T. chopped hazelnuts, toasted

1. Bring milk and water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.

2. Place hot milk mixture, apple, and next 5 ingredients in a slow cooker coated with cooking spray, stir well. Cover and cook on LOW 7 hours or until oats are tender.

3. Ladle oatmeal into individual bowls; top with maple syrup and hazelnuts. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups oatmeal, 1 T. syrup, and 1 1/2 tsp. hazelnuts).

As you can see, we didn’t have any nuts so I just used some blueberries. Also, I used a slow cooker liner which would REALLY help with clean up.

Source: Cooking Light Slow Cooker cookbook


4 Responses to “Maple-Hazelnut Oatmeal”

  1. Crystal on February 22, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    I love that you post these links from the past along with your new posts. I’m getting ready to try this for the kiddos tonight!


  2. Jocelyn on January 15, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I’m looking forward to trying this. We make a slow-cooker oatmeal that puts all of the ingredients in a Pyrex measuring cup and then uses the slow cooker as a water bath. (Pour water halfway up the sides of the measuring cup. The measuring cup can be a pain to clean up, but it’s a lot smaller.


  3. Gordon on October 11, 2011 at 11:11 am

    When it comes to creativity recipes you really have a gift. I always just imagined oatmeal as just oatmeal maybe a little sugar for favor at best. You make me believe the possibility for cooking are endless.


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