Thursday, January 14, 2016

Apple Cinnamon Slow Cooker Oats

These days I am not in the kitchen much.  I get home from work and just want to rest...all the time :)  Third trimester pregnancy will do that to a person.  I feel so lazy and unproductive, my poor husband is stuck crossing off things on our "to-do" list all by himself.  Oy.

Can't wait for this little rascal to arrive in a few weeks!  I already bought a mini apron for him/her and hope they quickly become my sous chef in the kitchen.

Most food makes my indigestion and heartburn off the charts - so food groups that are out are: dairy, gluten, anything with tomatoes, most meat, and yeah...pretty much everything.  I was getting really sick of my normal bowl of oatmeal in the morning so I thought I would try something different.  This was actually really tasty and easy, and I will be making it again!  Leftovers are stored in the fridge and reheated with some almond milk.

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

1 cup steel cut oats
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 (14 oz) can of coconut milk
14 oz almond milk (or any kind of milk you have on hand)
1 1/4 cup water
2 cups cubed apples (I peeled mine, but it is up to you)
3 TBS coconut oil
1 TBS vanilla
1/2 TBS cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

Spray slow cooker with nonstick spray or rub with coconut oil.  Stir all ingredients together and set on low 6-8 hours.  Serve hot with extra milk or almond milk.  I topped mine with hemp seeds for a protein boost.