Overnight Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Overnight Crockpot Apple Cinnamon OatmealTonight is a great night to pull this recipe out.  Sunday mornings can be a bit of a rush, trying to get us all ready on time and out the door for church.  This is the perfect solution!  A warm, hearty, healthy breakfast, just waiting for us when we wake up.  I am unsure of the origin of the recipe, but it was cut from a magazine. I don’t know which one or how long I have had it, but I didn’t come up with it.  We LOVE oatmeal in my house and we eat quite a lot of it.  And with the apples leftover from apple picking last week, this is going to be easy and quick.  I can’t wait to wake up to a bowl of it in the morning.
Yup.  Pretty great.Overnight Crockpot Apple Cinnamon OatmealOvernight Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Recipe Modified 6-21-11

4 C water
1 1/2 c apple juice
1 c steel-cut oats
1/2 c regular barley (not quick cooking)
1/4 tsp ground ginger
pinch of salt
1/3 c brown sugar
1/3 c coarsely chopped pecans
2 medium apples, chopped
1 tsp cinnamon
Honey and Milk (optional)

Place first 6 ingredients in the slow cooker, combine, and cook, covered, on low heat for 7 hours.  Just before serving, stir in sugar, cinnamon, apples and pecans.  Or add it to each bowl individually, which is what we did.  Serve with honey and milk.