Have I ever mentioned that Lex is an oatmeal junkie? Like seriously, he has to eat it every single day. We buy the plain variety and add in frozen blueberries, yogurt, or drizzle it with honey. Every once in a while, I give him something else for breakfast, like bacon and eggs, or yummy egg casserole, and it never fails that by the time bedtime rolls around later that night, he wants a bowl of oatmeal. Eli is getting hooked now too, and I just love it when I find some easy out of the box oatmeal recipes like this one.
I adapted the recipe from here. When I say "adapted" what I really mean, is simplified, because I didn't even make the crumb topping found on the original. And the good news is, it's completely mouth watering delicious even with out it. It is perfectly gooey, yet crisp, and completely satisfying for a fall weekend brunch.
Start out with these ingredients:
5 apples of your choice, peeled and thinly sliced (I always use Granny Smith for baking)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 TBSP ground cinnamon
2 cups oatmeal
4 cups water
Are you ready for a super easy way to make your house smell like an apple pie all morning long?
1. Place sliced apples in crock pot.
2. Sprinkle with brown sugar
3.) And then the cinnamon
4.) Spread the oatmeal over everything, but don't stir it. You don't need to it.
5.) Pour water over everything.
6.) Put the lid on and walk away while it cooks for 4 1/2 hours on high.
Seriously? Yes, it's that easy. Whoever invented this is a genius.
When the time's up, you are left with the ooey, gooey part of apple crisp. If you're dying for the crispy topping, the original recipe can be found here. Enjoy!