The first time I made this recipe, it tasted amazing, but the sides were burned. The second time I tried adding more liquid and I still ended up with burnt sides. The burnt sides were a real pain to clean that involved a series of soaking and scraping. The mess was such a hassle to clean that it made me questions if I ever wanted to make this delicious oatmeal again! Luckily, I didn't have to make that choice! After doing some research I found that you could put an oven safe dish inside the slow cooker! (This may be obvious to a lot of people, but I had no idea!) I put all the ingredients inside the oven safe dish and poured water into the slow cooker- I stopped approximately 1 inch below the rim of the oven safe dish.
I was so pleased to see that the sides didn't burn! Plus, this little dish is much easier to clean that the big slow cooker. Now, I can make this apple pie oatmeal without worrying about messy cleanup!
Vegan Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal
A delicious twist on a classic!
- 1 Cup Steel Cut Oats
- 2, peeled, cut and diced Apples
- 2 cups Applesauce
- 2 cups Almond milk
- ¼ cup Maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
Place ingredients inside an oven safe dish that fits inside your slow cooker. Pour water until it is 1 inch below rim of oven safe dish. Cover and cook on Low for 6-8 hours
Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 6 hour Total time: 6 hour 5 mins Yield: 2-3 servings