Man, is it ever cold out there tonight! Hope you’ve put extra blankets on the bed and have your woollies handy. Can I make a suggestion before you head off to bed? How about throwing some oats in the slow cooker for a nice hot breakfast in the morning. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day (so they say) and this one will stick with you when you have to venture out into the icy cold. Thanks to for this satisfying breakfast recipe!



  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Place the steel-cut oats, water, apple, raisins, 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).


Keep warm out there folks!