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I am on a roll with slow cooker oatmeal. We’ve been loving it lately!
This time, I decided to make use of the apple cider in the fridge. A mug of hot spiced cider is a winter favorite. So it has to be good for a late autumn breakfast too, right?
Sweet apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon and other spices transform a plain bowl of oatmeal into holiday breakfast special.
We don’t get snowed in here in Kentucky very often, but I’m going to keep this breakfast in mind just in case we get a big snowfall this winter. I can’t think of anything more comforting than waking up to world wrapped in white and having a bowl of this spiced oatmeal to go with the view. Cozy!
I don’t have an ingredient photo for you, but all the ingredients are very common.
Hot Spiced Apple Cider Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 2 cups apple cider
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup brown sugar or less, if you don't like it too sweet
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. allspice
- 1/8 tsp. cloves
- pinch of nutmeg
- Spray a small slow cooker with cooking spray.
- Combine all ingredients in crock.
- Cook 3-5 hours on low.
- Serve with milk.
I’ve made this Gingerbread Oatmeal twice. Both times, Jim has texted me later in the morning to say it was an awesome breakfast. These really are fantastic.
In addition to the common cinnamon and brown sugar, they also have ginger, a bit of cloves and vanilla. The combination is full of fall flavor.
Even my daughter, who has never eaten (or been willing to try) oatmeal, liked these.
And they’re really easy to make too. Set them up at night before going to bed and they’ll be ready to eat in the morning. I do use a timer for my small crockpot so they don’t have to cook all night. You can read more about making your own programmable crockpot here.
Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…] about Slow Cooker Gingerbread Oatmeal
I love tea. My very, very favorite is Bigelow Constant Comment. But lately, I’ve also been loving the Spiced Chai and Vanilla Chai from Bigelow.
My afternoon snack almost always includes a cup of tea. My tea basket is always on the counter, ready for me to choose the flavor of the day.
But did you know you can also bake with tea?
I chose the Spiced Chai to make these muffins. They remind me a bit of coffee cake (tea cake?), but with more flavor. I topped them with cinnamon streusel. And of course, they’re perfect with a cup of tea.
The recipe and a photo of the ingredients is near the bottom of the post. But I wanted to give you a chance to share your recipes that are perfect for pairing with tea.
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Spiced Chai Tea Muffins:
Spiced Chai Tea Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel Topping
- 2 cups flour
- 1 Tbs. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 stick butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup strong brewed Bigelow Spiced Chai Tea
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
For the topping
- 5 Tbs. sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 3 Tbs. butter
- 5 Tbs. flour
- Stir flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
- In a mixer bowl, mix butter, sugar and eggs.
- Add brewed tea, milk and vanilla to wet ingredients and mix till well blended.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir gently till well combined.
- Divide evenly between 12 muffin tins.
- Using a fork, combine all ingredients for topping until you have crumbs.
- Sprinkle on top of muffins.
- Bake at 400 degrees 15-20 minutes.
Disclosure: I have been compensated for my time and provided with samples from Bigelow Tea. All tea loving opinions are my own.
Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, ginger… Don’t they just taste like the holidays?
I love bundling up some of these spices in cheesecloth and letting it steep in hot apple cider. It makes the house smell so good and tastes warm and festive too.
Here are a few other recipes that use these spices: [Read more…] about Ingredient Spotlight: Baking Spices