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Monday, September 25, 2017

Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal #AppleWeek

Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal provided me with oatmeal for recipe development and a great prize package for our readers as part of #AppleWeek.  All opinions are my own. 

Loaded with apple flavor and that hearty steel cut oatmeal chew, this apple pie oatmeal is sure to be a favorite fall breakfast.  Grab a spoon and dig in!


     I just love oatmeal. Of course I enjoy it the traditional way and as overnight oats. I've also been known to throw it into muffins, pancakes, cookies and even meatballs.  It feels good to add oats and they are so versatile.


     If you come around my little corner of the internet often, you know one of my favorite ways to fix oatmeal is baked oatmeal. I have discovered a perfect combination that is hearty enough to be sliced and served as pieces but has a softer, smoother, creamier texture than you'd expect. I recently made a pineapple right side up baked oatmeal that was scrumptious and I love pumpkin pie baked oatmeal in the fall.

     So when Flahavan's Irish Oatmeal signed on as a sponsor for #appleweek I couldn't have been more excited. I love their oatmeal and was lucky enough to be able to make pecan pie baked oatmeal for them in the past.


    Believe me when I say I  was tempted to work up another baked oatmeal recipe. When the package arrived I was excited to see not only great rolled oats but also a beautiful tin of steel cut oats. The added chew of steel cut oats makes it my favorite kind of oatmeal for stovetop oats. So I immediately switched gears and challenged myself to pack as much apple goodness as I could into a bowl of steel cut oatmeal.

     I'm happy to report that I succeeded! This recipe is loaded with apple juice, apple sauce and fresh apples.  It also has those warm fall spice tones you would expect. Top it with additional fresh apples for a fresh crunch.


     So if you are in the mood to start your day with a bowl of fall, this is just the thing for you. The steel cut oats do take a little time to cook, but not much effort. You can trim about 10 minutes off the cook time bu soaking the oats in the liquid in your refrigerator overnight and then cooking them in the morning. Otherwise you could pick up some of Flahavan's quick cooking steel cut oats. I enjoy the process so I liked taking the time and enjoying the wonderful aroma.


 


Yield: Makes about 6 servings

Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal

Loaded with apple flavor and that hearty steel cut oatmeal chew, this apple pie oatmeal is sure to be a favorite fall breakfast. Grab a spoon and dig in!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 30 MINStotal time: 40 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 cup steel cut oatmeal
  • 1 cup applesauce (I used unsweetened)
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice or cider
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 T honey (or to taste)
  • optional: additional apple slices and/or pecans for serving

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Combine the steel cut oatmeal, applesauce, apple juice, water, diced apple, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat and then reduce to a simmer and cover. Simmer for 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally scraping the bottom of the pot to prevent burning. Add a little more liquid as you go if it looks like it's needed.
  2. When the oatmeal is cooked to your liking, remove the pot from the heat. Strin in the vanilla and honey. Start with just a bit of honey and add until you reach your desired sweetness.
  3. Serve topped with additional apples and pecans if desired.
  4. *To take some time off the cook time, you can soak the oatmeal in the liquid in your refrigerator overnight. That should reduce the time it takes to cook by about ten minutes.
Created using The Recipes Generator


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Shared at The Weekend Potluck

29 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely incredible! I need to improve my breakfast choices, this will be a great start :)

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    1. It will be a delicious one, that is for sure! Thanks, Jolene!

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  2. I can't wait to try this. I'm so hooked on your baked oatmeal recipes that I've gotten away from eating a regular bowl of oatmeal. This looks really good. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. I really couldn't wait. Had it for lunch today. Dad and I both really enjoyed it and I don't think he'll complain when we have what's left for breakfast tomorrow.

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    2. Yay! I am so glad you guys like it! We have gotten spoiled with really good baked oatmeal lately, but sometimes it is nice to just have a bowl of oatmeal!

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  3. Well, how perfect is this! Another wonderful Oatmal recipe incorporated with Apples for Apple week! So soothing for the soul, now the crisp mornings need to come back and a pot of this will be on my stove! Happy Monday you pretty Apple Queen!

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    1. You always make me smile, Andrea! I am hoping we get the fall weather back and it stays for a while so we can enjoy our apples, pumpkin and oatmeal before old man winter comes to town!

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  4. This recipe is the perfect start to Apple Week. Thank you so much, Carlee, for hosting this event. I know how much blood, sweat and tears it requires.

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    1. Thank you, Wendy! It has been fun getting ready and even more fun tasting all of the apple treats. Thank you so much for participating!

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  5. This reminds me of the packets of apple cinnamon instant oatmeal, which I secretly love, but yours is about 10 billion times better. Oatmeal is my breakfast almost every day so I'm always looking for a way to up my oat game. This is a total must-try!

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    1. Thank you, Kelsie! I have eaten plenty of those packets in my day as well, but it will be hard to go back after this! Between baked oatmeal and now these steel cut oats I might be ruined on all other oatmeal!

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  6. We LOVE oatmeal. I can't wait to dig into a bowl of this. Thanks, too, for hosting such a great event, Carlee. I know how much work you put into it.

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    1. I am an oatmeal lover too! I can't get enough and this was a fun way to switch it up and cram a bunch of apple goodness into it. Thank you so much for participating, Camilla. I always love seeing the creative ideas you come up with!

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  7. There really is a lot of apple goodness here. Happy Apple Week!

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    1. Hehe! I kept jamming in apples until it just couldn't hold any more ;-) Thank you so much!

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  8. I love how low in sugar this actually is! My husband has Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes and it is hard to find recipes that aren't loaded in refined sugar or chemically laden sugar substitute!!! This one is a major keeper!!! I am so excited to try this one for him! Thanks for making it and sharing it at our apple themed linkup at Celebrate365 blog party!

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    1. Thanks, Jan! And if you aren't accustomed to eating frosting by the spoonful like I am, you could probably do away with the honey altogether and just have the natural sugars from the apples. I tasted it that way and it really was quite good!

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  9. A perfect start to your day! I'm glad we didn't do apple month, because I'd need a year to try all these delicious recipes, lol! Can't wait to see the rest!

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    1. I know, right?! I'm not sure how I am going to ever catch up to my must try list anyway. We've only started the week and I already want to taste everything!

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  10. You and your oatmeal ;) This looks delicious and I can't wait to try it.

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    1. Ha! I do have an affinity towards oatmeal, don't I? I hope you love it!

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  11. This is the best looking bowl of oatmeal I have seen! Love the flavors and so healthy!

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    1. Thank you, Shelby! I was really happy with how it tuned out :-)

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  12. Hi Carlee, I love oats, but am unable to get my hands on steel cut oats on the island!... I may have to ask the chap in the little health food shop if he could get some in this winter!... Would this recipe work in a not so powerful slowcooker. I have an old small one that I wouldn't cook meat in, but it maybe perfect for porridge.

    xx

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    1. Oh no! I forget that not all stores are stocked like ours and maybe not all places have Amazon deliver you everything under the son within two days! If you do put your hands on some, I would imagine it would work just fine in a low slow cooker. Just keep an eye to make sure it doesn't dry out and maybe give it a stir half way through to make sure it doesn't scorch on the bottom. Fingers crossed you find some!

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  13. This will be a great breakfast! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. It really is, Miz Helen! I hope you'll give it a try.

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  14. This sounds so good! I've been craving oatmeal so much, and I know the cravings started when I first saw this delicious looking photo!

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    1. Sorry about that! (But not really! At least oatmeal is one of the healthier things you can start craving around here!)

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