Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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!

apple cinnamon oatmeal in cup

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.

Oatmeal-Obsessed

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.

steel cut oatmeal with apple and milk

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

Storage

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.

steel cut oatmeal on spoon

More Apple Cinnamon Recipes

Love oatmeal and want more inspiration? Check out our Guide to Oatmeal for tons more recipes!

Recipe

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 6 1x
Category: Breakfast
Method: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups steel cut oats
  • 3 cups plain unsweetend almond milk
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large apples, shredded

Instructions

  1. Place oats, almond milk, water, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt in a slow cooker and mix.
  2. 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.
  3. Once fully cooked, peel and shred 2 large apples. Add to the slow cooker and mix. Cook for an additional 30 minutes.
  4. Serve with nut butter, shredded apple, and cinnamon.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6
  • Calories: 260
  • Sugar: 16
  • Sodium: 112
  • Fat: 4
  • Carbohydrates: 49
  • Fiber: 8
  • Protein: 8
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