{Slow Cooker} Overnight Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

{Slow Cooker} Overnight Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
This would be slow cooker recipe number two for this week- I’m killin’ it. I’ve been seeing and pinning about a million and one versions of oatmeal.  No-cook, baked, refrigerator, overnight.. pumpkin pie, banana bread,  peaches and cream, carrot cake,  honey nut.. you name it, I’ve got it pinned somewhere on my breakfast board.  To me a warm bowl of anything in the morning makes for a great start to the day.

Lately peanut butter and banana toast is all I can think about when I wake up in the morning, so that has been a routine breakfast for me for the past month or so.  I’ll switch it up and have fruit or Greek yogurt to go with, but the PB toast is always a constant.

Until this morning.

 Before heading to bed, I threw my ingredients for this overnight oatmeal into the slow cooker and let it cook away.  One of the pure joys of being 25 weeks pregnant, is that I am up and down all night long- bathroom breaks, and in between, stops to the kitchen for something to cure the insane dry-mouth I have around 2:30am, and again about 4am.

It is a vicious cycle that I can do nothing about: drinking and peeing- over and over again.  Between my potty breaks and fridge runs, I got pleasant whiffs of cinnamon and brown sugar..

For whatever reason I had been putting off the making of this (or any) oatmeal recipe until after I was at home..and had a little more time to mess with it. After seeing how easy it was, and how quickly my breakfast came together this morning I ask myself, ‘why?’  I definitely spend more time toasting, spreading, and slicing to whip up my peanut butter and banana toast than I did this morning to pull off the lid of my slow cooker and dish myself a generous bowl of delicious smells.

After I portioned out oats for myself, I continued to lick the spoon..double dipping and totally forgetting that I had an entire bowl waiting for me and getting chilled while I halfway scalded my mouth on the steaming breakfast in the crock pot.

With all these yummy smells of fall weather, I half way expected to wake up to it being 47 degrees outside.  But who is lucky enough?   I live in Texas- this morning it wasn’t as cool as I’d hoped, slightly humid, and looked of rain.

I enjoyed my bowl of oats sitting in front of the kitchen window, where it looked cool and crisp on the outside- and that was good enough for me.

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!

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