During the Fall months, I love anything apple cinnamon-flavored — and I know I’m not alone! I also really like having a hot breakfast during these colder months in lieu of my usual spring/summertime fruit + yogurt. And having my breakfast ready for me as soon as I get home from the gym, with all of the preparation having been completed the night before? Well, that’s just perfection in my book. :-)
This recipe is super simple to make (as most crock pot recipes are), and I’m betting you have all of the ingredients right inside of your kitchen! This is most definitely an overnight recipe, as it needs to cook on Low for several hours.
1/3 cup brown sugar (use a little more if you want it sweeter, or if your apples are tart)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups oats
4 cups water
And finally, add your water. Resist the urge to stir! It’ll all get nice and mixed together overnight. Cook on Low for 8-9 hours. When I opened my crock pot after 9 hours, the oats were on the soupy side. I changed my heat setting to Warm, went to the gym for a couple of hours, and when I came home the oats were perfect!