It’s cooled off here to the point where we’re all freezing in the morning. Sure, we could close the windows, but where is the fun in that? Last night, surprise, I was up late. I stuck this recipe in the crockpot. YUM! Nothing like crawling out of bed to a ready-made hot-delicious breakfast. I didn’t take a picture because it’s NOT a pretty breakfast.
APPLE OATMEAL (4-5 servings)
(as usual, I tripled this and it worked fine)
2 c. milk
2 T. honey
1 T. butter (no substitutions!!!!)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. dry old-fashioned oats (in the crock pot the quick oats will dissolve into a nasty mush)
1 c. chopped apples (peeled and cored)
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (I didn’t use these, they make my teeth itchy!)
2 T. brown sugar
1) Mix together all ingredients in greased slow cooker.
2) Cover. Cook on Low 5-6 hours. (If your slow cooker has a “Keep Warm” option you can use that and cook for about 8 hours.)
3) Serve with milk, yogurt or ice cream. (I won’t tell my kids about the ice cream part if you don’t!)
Tonight, another frigid Florida night – I think it’s down to 58 or so. I made some Cinnamon Buns. OH OH OH . . . I got the recipe here at Recipe Zaar . For sure this is a special occasion recipe. At least it’s special occasion if you have no reason to kill your family off with sticks of butter. Still . . . the dough is just amazingly silky. Did I mention butter? Ahhh. . . I smell a new Christmas morning breakfast.