Throw all of the ingredients for this Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal into your slow cooker, turn it on, and you’ve got a healthy breakfast idea ready in no time and with little effort!
PS: we love this Steel Cut Apple Oatmeal served with fresh apple and a little bit of almond milk!
Dear slow cooker, it has been way too long since you’ve last come out to play. I am so glad to have you back in my life. Love, Lee.
PEOPLE. Get that slow cooker out, put it on your counter, and never put it away! You guys know I am oatmeal-obsessed. Oats for breakfast. Oats for a snack. Cold oats. Warm oats. Oats, oats, oats, you name it.
One of my favorite ways to make oatmeal in the fall and winter is in my slow cooker. The slow cooker makes cooking steel cut oats so much easier because usually, it takes 40 minutes or so on the stovetop, with constant stirring. However, in the slow cooker, you can throw all the ingredients in, give it one stir, and you’re good to go in a few hours.
Let’s Talk Apple Cinnamon
Apple cinnamon is one of my all-time favorite flavor combos and I know you’re going to love this apple cinnamon oatmeal. It’s thick, creamy, spicy, and has just the right amount of sweetness. Here’s what you need:
^^ that’s right, shredded apple. It’s the secret ingredients to these oats. Shred your apple instead of dicing them. It will infuse the apple flavor into every bite of this apple oatmeal! So so sooo nummy. PS: any kind of apple will work, but my preference is Gala.
How to Serve
Oatmeal is all about preference. Some people like it chewy and thick and others like it milky and smooth. Here are a few ways to serve this delicious crockpot oatmeal with apples.
- Add a splash of milk
- Nut butter + shredded apples
- Walnuts + cinnamon
Once fully cooked, transfer apple cinnamon oatmeal into a glass storage container and seal. Then, place in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Alternatively, follow the instructions for freezer directions HERE.
More Apple Cinnamon Recipes
- Apple Cinnamon Muffins
- Apple Cinnamon Granola
- Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
- Easy Apple Cinnamon Bread
Love oatmeal and want more inspiration? Check out our Guide to Oatmeal for tons more recipes!
Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Place oats, almond milk, water, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt in a slow cooker and mix.
- Cover and cook on low for around 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4. If you can, we suggest stirring every so often.
- Once fully cooked, peel and shred 2 large apples. Add to the slow cooker and mix. Cook for an additional 30 minutes.
- Serve with nut butter, shredded apple, and cinnamon.