It’s true, oatmeal is typically not my breakfast food of choice. But, when I was getting ready for the Christmas Eve Brunch that Sam and I hosted for our families at our house, I stumbled across this delicious recipe on Pinterest.
Many of you also know that I am obsessed with My CROCK-POT. Well, I should probably say my CROCK-POT collection of all shapes, sizes, and patterns. And I have my eye on another new one as well! The one you see in the picture is my very first CROCK-POT, bought for my by my favorite Auntie Kathy when I moved into my first apartment.
Follow this link to find the original recipe for this Apple Cinnamon, Steel-Cut Oatmeal. The original recipe is delicious, but we made the following tweeks to it, the second time.
- I did not include the optional butter. It just felt like wasted calories.
- I used 3 apples instead of 2. Who doesn’t like more apples?
- I added 2 more teaspoons of brown sugar.
- I added 1/4 cup of craisins.
Finally, we topped this oatmeal off with heavy cream and candied walnuts. It went over really well, and it tasted like dessert!