This apple peanut butter oatmeal is made with whole grains, healthy fats, and fruit – what better way to start your day? Plus, using a slow cooker to make multiple servings saves time every morning of the week.
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1 cup steel cut oats
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
Coat the inside of a 5-6 quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
Combine the oats, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, and 3 1/4 cups water in the slow cooker. Add the peanut butter and whisk to incorporate. Stir in the apples, cover, and cook on low heat for 8 hours.
Incorporate the somewhat crusty oatmeal stuck to the sides and bottom by stirring for 2-3 minutes. Serve warm.