This recipe can be personalized according to your family's dietary needs or what variety of apple is on sale at the grocery store. I loved preparing this one with almond milk! Try my technique for creating your own double-boiler to get a creamier oatmeal!
1 cup steel cut oats (NO substitutions)
3½ cups milk (or milk substitute)
1 Honeycrisp apple, diced
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Spray your slow cooker with cooking spray. Place the steel cut oats, milk, honeycrisp apple, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla extract into a slow cooker, and stir to combine and dissolve the sugar.
Cover the cooker, set to Low, and allow to cook 6 to 7 hours (for firm oats) or 8 hours (for softer texture).
Recipe by The Motherload at http://momadvice.com/blog/2013/10/slow-cooked-honey-crisp-apple-oatmeal