• Cherry Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal {Soaked & Gluten-Free}

    by  • October 21, 2013 • Breakfast, Recipes • 14 Comments

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    Cherry Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal


    It’s getting chilly so we’ve been on an oatmeal kick. Once a week I’ve made a different flavor to try. First it was Pumpkin Pie. Then it was Apple Pie. Today we tried out another of our favorite pie flavors, cherry!

    We soak our oats to make them easier to digest. It’s not mandatory, just something traditional foodies prefer to do to reduce phytic acid, an anti-nutrient. You can use steel cut or regular rolled oats. I prefer steel cut because they don’t disintegrate as muchwhen soaked.

    If you are gluten-intolerant, be sure you purchase oats that specifically say “Gluten-Free” on the package. Regular oats are not and you may have some issues. 

    If you don’t have a small crock pot like the one I’ve linked to in the recipe, you can make this in a large crock pot. Just double the recipe. 


    Cherry Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal {Soaked & Gluten-Free}



    1. Butter or grease the bottom of a small crock pot and add water, oats and apple cider vinegar.
    2. Allow to soak all day. Don't drain.
    3. Add remaining ingredients and stir.
    4. Cook overnight in crock pot on low.
    5. Serve with milk or coconut milk, extra butter and honey or maple syrup.
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     This really tastes like cherry pie and was such a treat for breakfast! My kids loved it and asked for seconds. That means the recipe was a success in my house!


     Have you tried any of the oatmeal flavors we’ve posted yet? What’s your favorite?


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    14 Responses to Cherry Pie Crock Pot Oatmeal {Soaked & Gluten-Free}

    1. Kali
      October 22, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Oh my! I just made apple cinnamon crock pot oats last night and will be making these ones very soon. Yum!

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    3. Lisa
      October 24, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      What does the vinegar do for the recipe?

      • October 24, 2013 at 11:12 pm

        Lisa, when you soak grains in an acidic medium it helps further reduce the phytic acid (anti-nutrient) in the grains.

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    8. Momcrys
      December 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      Hi there. Silly question, but if you soak them but do not rinse them won’t they just reabsorb the things you want to get rid of? I’m intrigued by this recipe, and since my girls and I love oatmeal, I’m always looking for new ways to serve it.


      • December 13, 2013 at 10:41 pm

        Hi! There won’t be anything to strain because the oats absorb the liquid. You aren’t soaking anything out of the oats, just making them more digestible by releasing the phytic acid. At least that’s my understanding from reading Nourishing Traditions.

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