I’ve been on a quest to find some good breakfast recipes for the crockpot. There are actually some good dessert recipes that can be used or adapted for breakfast. Bread pudding and rice pudding are good ones, for example. Today we tried a new recipe called Apple Peanut Crumble. It has fruit, oats, and peanut butter in it, so I figured it’s at least as nutritious as breakfast cereal, if not better.
Apple Peanut Crumble reminds me of apple crisp but with peanut butter in it. The apples cooked down nicely and the natural juices thickened with the crumble mixure. I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter, so I could make this without the peanut butter and I’m sure it would taste just as good. With my family, it got really good reviews. Only one of my kids didn’t care for it, but he tends to be very particular about flavors and textures. Overall, I’d say it’s a success!
If you’re looking for something different for breakfast, give this a try!
Apple Peanut Crumble
Recipe from the Fix-It And Forget-It Cookbook by Dawn J. Ranck & Phyllis Pellman Good
4-5 cooking apples, peeled and sliced
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking dry oats
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 TBS. peanut butter
ice cream or whipped cream (if serving as dessert)
1. Spray inside of crockpot with non-stick spray, and place apple slices in crockpot.
2. Combine brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
3. Cut in butter and peanut butter. Sprinkle over apples.
4. Cover crockpot and cook on LOW 5-6 hours.
5. Serve warm or cold, plain or with ice cream or whipped cream.
SPECIAL NOTES from Cheri:
* I doubled the recipe to feed a family of 6 for breakfast. No extra cooking time needed. In fact, I’d say 4-5 hours on Low would probably be sufficient.
*Since I doubled the recipe, I put half the apples in the crockpot followed by half the crumble mixture. Then I added the rest of the apples and topped it with the remaining crumble mixture.
* Using an apple peeler/corer/slicer gadget makes quick work of the apples. If you don’t have one, I recommend buying one.
* If making this the night before, you can probably use an outlet timer so the crockpot will turn on while you’re sleeping. Use at your own risk since you’ll be leaving food unrefrigerated.