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Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oats

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is an easy meal to start overnight in the crockpot. Come morning, you’ll have a hearty and healthy breakfast ready to go!

I love this healthy slow cooker oatmeal, especially in the fall and winter seasons.

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Healthy Slow Cooker Apple Oatmeal

 As you may have noticed, I am NOT a morning person.

What I love about this crockpot oatmeal is that it takes me 15 minutes to start this in the slow cooker before I head to bed.

In the morning, when I’m all warm warm and cozy under the covers, the smells of apple pie with savory cinnamon and nutmeg and the crisp scent of apple make me ditch the duvet and head for the kitchen.

This healthy slow cooker oatmeal is hearty enough to fill the hungriest of bellies, including our kiddos, and is healthy and delicious to boot!

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Ingredients

  • Steel cut oats – these are groats, or pieces, of whole oats which have been chopped into two or three tiny pieces.
  • Water
  • Apple cider – apple cider is wonderful when it’s in season. Apple juice can be substituted as well.
  • Apples
  • Honey – for a touch of sweetness
  • Apple Pie Seasonings – cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice
  • Salt – a touch of salt makes a big difference in this recipe

For serving

  • Apple – a great way to add texture to the cooked oatmeal
  • Chopped pecans – for some crunch
  • Real maple syrup
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How to Make Crockpot Baked Oatmeal

This healthy slow cooker apple oatmeal is perfect for busy mornings here on the farm. It has the flavors reminiscent of apple pie and can be started the night before.

Step 1: Grease your slow cooker or use a crock pot liner.

Step 2: Add oatmeal ingredients to your slow cooker

  • Add oats, water, cider, apples, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt.
  • Stir to combine.

Step 3: Get cooking

  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Actual cooking time will vary depending on your slow cooker, so check for doneness after 5 hours and adjust cooking time accordingly.

To serve, allow to cool slightly before spooning into bowls and topping with fresh chopped apples, pecans, and some real maple syrup, if desired.

slow cooker apple cinnamon oatmeal

Tips for Making Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This recipe uses steel cut oats and for once, I’m telling you to follow this recipe to the letter. Don’t try to substitute other forms of oats – this recipe truly uses steel cut oats only!

It very important to either use a disposable slow cooker liner or heavily grease the sides of your slow cooker crock before preparing this recipe. If you skip this step, the oats will stick to the sides and will be very difficult to remove.

We love this crockpot oatmeal, and I’m sure slow cooker apple cinnamon oatmeal will be a winner at your house, too!

Made with love,
Deanne

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oats
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Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Mornings can be hectic, so this make-ahead recipe means one less thing you need to do before you start your day. As an added bonus, this healthy and delicious overnight breakfast recipe will have your house smelling like freshly baked apple pie when you wake up in the morning.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: slow cooker apple cinnamon oatmeal
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Deanne Frieders, This Farm Girl Cooks

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • Ladle

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cups apple cider
  • 2 medium apples cored and diced
  • 1.5 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp salt to taste

For serving

  • 1 medium apple cored and diced
  • ½ cup pecans chopped
  • Real maple syrup

Instructions

  • Add oats, water, cider, apples, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt to greased or lined slow cooker crock and stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Actual cooking time will vary depending on your slow cooker, so check for doneness after 5 hours and adjust cooking time accordingly.
  • To serve, allow to cool slightly before spooning into bowls and topping with fresh chopped apples, pecans, and some real maple syrup, if desired.

Notes

Important Tips:
Do not substitute any other type of oats for this recipe. Cooking times are based on using steel cut oats only.
It very important to either line or heavily grease the sides of your slow cooker crock before preparing this recipe. If you skip this step, the oats will stick to the sides and will be very difficult to remove.

Other Make Ahead Breakfast Recipes:

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Julia
    November 13, 2019 at 8:56 am

    5 stars
    It’s hard to find steel cut oats where I live but when I do, I will be making this in my slow cooker! It looks delicious.

  • Reply
    Jenn
    November 13, 2019 at 9:19 am

    5 stars
    This looks like the perfect recipe for dold winter mornings. I’m going to try this one out soon!

  • Reply
    Calleigh | The Fork Bite
    November 13, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Yes! I love this recipe because it’s so easy to throw in the crockpot at night and wake up in the morning with a warm and healthy breakfast ready.

  • Reply
    Michelle
    November 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

    5 stars
    Perfect way to wake up in the morning. I love apples and cinnamon together!

  • Reply
    Gabi
    November 13, 2019 at 11:38 am

    5 stars
    When reading your delicious recipe I wished I had a slow cooker. But I will try your breakfast treat anyway and replace steel cut oats with rolled oats. I love your addition of apple cider:)

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