7 Recipes to Make for All-American Apple Pie-Flavored Treats

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Apple pie has a place in our culture as an all-American dessert. It is even in our vocabulary through the idiom “As American as apple pie.” That pie though isn’t wholly American, as CNN explains, since Dutch, English, and Swedish recipes predate those that appear in early American cookbooks. Even though it didn’t originate here, America has certainly made apple pie its own — and with these seven recipes, you can make the flavors your own too. For the Fourth of July, we’re dishing out new takes on the traditional flavors for breakfasts, snacks, and desserts to fill your Independence Day with apple pie-flavored treats.

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1. Crock-Pot Apple Pie Oatmeal

Start preparing the night before for a healthy, apple pie-flavored breakfast. The overnight oatmeal from Real House Moms is a heart healthy start to your day, and since it it kept warm overnight in the crockpot, you’ll awaken to the smells of cinnamon and sugar, and a warm breakfast bowl.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 apples, peeled, cubed
  • 1 cup of steel cut oats
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 cups milk
  • Extra brown sugar

Directions: Start by peeling and chopping the apples and put them in the crock-pot. Add the oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and milk to the crock-pot and stir. Cover your crock-pot and turn on low for 3 hours, stirring about once every hour. Turn crock-pot to warm for the remainder of the night. Sleep well, wake up, stir oatmeal, and serve! Put oatmeal in individual bowls, sprinkle additional brown sugar on top of each bowl.

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