During the Fall months, I love anything apple cinnamon-flavored — and I know I’m not alone! I also really like having a hot breakfast during these colder months in lieu of my usual spring/summertime fruit + yogurt. And having my breakfast ready for me as soon as I get home from the gym, with all of the preparation having been completed the night before? Well, that’s just perfection in my book. :-)
This recipe is super simple to make (as most crock pot recipes are), and I’m betting you have all of the ingredients right inside of your kitchen! This is most definitely an overnight recipe, as it needs to cook on Low for several hours.
1/3 cup brown sugar (use a little more if you want it sweeter, or if your apples are tart)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups oats
4 cups water
And finally, add your water. Resist the urge to stir! It’ll all get nice and mixed together overnight. Cook on Low for 8-9 hours. When I opened my crock pot after 9 hours, the oats were on the soupy side. I changed my heat setting to Warm, went to the gym for a couple of hours, and when I came home the oats were perfect!
There’s not much better than chocolate chip cookie dough straight from the bowl — especially when it is eggless and the threat of possible food poisoning is far from reality. These bites are so delicious — perfectly salty and sweet with the delightful crunch of chocolate chips in every bite. I based my recipe off of this one from Disney Family.com, tweaking a few things here and there to my liking. These bites make great gifts, and you can even send them off to work with your sweetheart for a yummy office treat. I think these would make a really sweet hostess gift, as well. And they are perfect for the cookie dough-lover in your life! :-)
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
2 cups flour
1 cup chocolate chips
melting chocolate (for drizzle)
sprinkles, if you wish
When you’re ready, pull out your melting chocolate and sprinkles. I chose silver glitter sprinkles that I received as a gift — I think they are from Sur la Table?
Our apartment doesn’t have a microwave, so I have to melt things the “old fashioned way.” ;-) On our stovetop. I kind of love it, though. My recipes sometimes need extra steps, but I find that I enjoy melting butter or chocolate on my stove. There’s something relaxing about it.