I use my crockpot on the weekly. Thankfully my mother set a good example--7 layer dips, veggies and roasts came from the crockpot at home. But it wasn't used too often. Once I got over my irrational fear of "it's going to burn the house down even though it's proven not to" the crockpot became a lifesaver.
Usually what happens is I buy lentils/splitbeans/dried beans from the bulk bins. Toss them in with some sweet potatoes/potatoes/carrots/parsnips/squash, add some spices, let it do it's thing for 4-6 hours, add greens and eat.
But for this month's Recipe Redux challenge, I decided to up my game and make a dessert/breakfast. Yes you can totally eat this either or. In Boston we have an abundance of delicious apples. Usually i just slather them with PB, but they make a pretty sweet dessert too.
- 1 lb apples (any variety except golden delicious)
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup whole wheat or gluten-free flour
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup maple sugar
- Slice apples and toss them with salt, cinnamon and maple sugar
- Spray crockpot with olive oil spray
- Put apples in crockpot
- Make crisp by mixing oats, flour, oile and maple syrup
- top apples with crisp
- Turn crockpot on low
- Let it work it's magic for 6 hours
- Enjoy! (with almond milk, with non-dairy ice cream, with yogurt, whatever! morn and night)
Whole Foods has a list of delicious crockpot recipes, as does the amazing Oh My Veggies (including breakfasts and desserts. I kid you not) For more recipes, click on the links below