Here are two great recipes...one on the no guilt, healthy side and the other on the little indulgent, sweet side.
Apple Cinnamon OatmealMakes 4 servings
- 1 cup steel-cut oats (these are a lot different from regular oatmeal. They have a more nutty taste and chewy texture. I found them in the bulk food bins at the grocery store.)
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Sliced apple
I doubled this recipe thinking that 1 cup of oats didn't sound like a lot....mistake! It made a TON. When I make it again, I will stick with the recipe...unless I am cooking for an army.
Slow Cooker Peach Crisp
- 3 large fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (if fresh aren't in season, use frozen not canned...I used a 2 cup bag of sliced peaches and just put them in frozen)
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/3 cup quick oats
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- 1/4 cup butter
Place sliced peaches in bottom of a greased 3 quart slow cooker. In a medium bowl combine the flour, oatmeal, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cut the butter in with a pastry blender or a fork. Mixture should be crumbly. Sprinkle over the peaches. Cover the slow cooker with a paper towel. Then put the lid over the paper towel and seal the crockpot. Cook on HIGH for 2 hours. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
No more dutch oven peach crisp for me...this was so easy and SO GOOD! My kids couldn't get enough...they were licking their plates clean (ok, and so was I).