My friends ask me for this recipe often. It is one of my favorites for a couple reasons. I do most of my cooking for the week on Sundays. This recipe is great to put in the crock-pot Sunday and eat all week long. Also, I love steel-cut (Irish) oats! These are the least processed type of oat cereal. The toasted oats are simply chopped into chunks about the size of a sesame seed. Steel cut oats will also keep you fuller longer than regular rolled oats. Here is a picture of two brands I use. You can find both of these at any grocery store.
1 cup of steel cut oats
3 diced apples (I use Gala)
1 cup apple juice (Mott's makes a natural apple juice and low sugar apple juice)
3 cups water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a crock-pot and cook for 2-4 hours on high or 4-6 hours on low. Make sure you stir every hour or so. You can cook longer without stirring, but you have to add more liquid and it comes out mushier. Top with another dash of cinnamon before eating.