I love oatmeal. I've always loved oatmeal. No offense to those who love the little packets with the bits of dried fruit in it that you make with hot water but I love "REAL" oatmeal, the kind you can really sink your teeth into, that stays with you for hours, that's a total pain in the butt to cook because you have to do it on the stove. I did try to make it in the microwave once. Once. I think it took me a week to clean all the oatmeal "glue" gunk out of the nuker.
I have two solutions: 1) small slow cooker, the kind you would put an appetizer dip for a party in, or 2) the rice cooker. Both are super easy but the rice cooker wins hands down, to me. All the ingredients get thrown in together and when the lights turns off, the oatmeal is done. Voila!
Apple Pie Oatmeal in the Rice Cooker
Recipe by Glenna Anderson Muse
Makes 3 --1 cup servings
- 2 cups Old-Fashioned (rolled or steel cut) Oats
- 1 small apple, peeled and chopped
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon or Cardamom
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 pat of butter
- 2 1/2 cups of 2% Milk
Place all ingredients into the rice cooker bowl.
Turn the cooker on.
That's it! No, really. That's it. When the cooker turns itself off, breakfast is ready.
Nutrition per 1 cup serving: Calories: 380; Protein: 14; Carbs: 61; Fat: 9; Fiber: 6.