This Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal is so easy to make and it can cook in your crockpot all night. This is a healthy, tasty, and hearty breakfast that everyone will love, including the pickest person. It is warm, creamy, and slightly sweet with tender pieces of apple, maple syrup, a touch of cinnamon makes this a must for breakfast!
Just in time for National Oatmeal Month, this healthy Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal is a must to make!
Some of my family are not oatmeal lovers, but when I made this delicious Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal, as soon as they smelled it they could not resist trying it. It is one of the easiest, and healthy meals to have in the morning, just add the ingredients in the crockpot and when you wake up the next morning, you will get a whiff of the scrumptious aroma of cinnamon and apples. A hearty, nutritious breakfast is ready to eat right away.
If you like Oatmeal, then this will be a hit for you and your family! Find the complete ingredients and instructions in the printable recipe at the end of the post.
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Ingredients Needed For Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal
This is a quick and easy set and forget it recipe using everyday ingredients that can be found in your pantry. The main ingredient is the oats, add in the water, and spices and the apples and you have yourself the sweetest, hearty oatmeal.
Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Instructions
Making this Slow Cooker Apple – Cinnamon Oatmeal is super easy, you 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. Allow cooling slightly before spooning into bowls and topping with fresh chopped apples, pecans, and some real maple syrup, if desired.
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.
Which Oats Are Best For Slow Cooker Apple – Cinnamon Oatmeal
Steel-cut oats can be used but expect them to very chewy and fairly dense. Old-fashioned rolled oats are the best when it comes to the variety to use, they give a creamy, smooth texture.
Are old Fashioned Oats The Same As Steel Cut Oats
Steel-cut oats are oat groats that have been cut into two or three pieces, for a relatively unprocessed product. Rolled or old-fashioned oats are made by steaming and rolling oat groats for faster cooking. Quick oats are rolled oats that have been chopped into smaller pieces for even faster cooking.
Can You Store Cooked Oatmeal
You can store cooked oatmeal in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days or the freezer for 1 month.
Slow Cooker Apple – Cinnamon Oatmeal Printable
Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal
- 1 c. steel cut oats
- 3 c. water
- 1 c. fresh apple cider
- 2 medium apples cored and diced
- 1½ T. honey preferably local
- 1 t. ground cinnamon
- ½ t. ground nutmeg
- ½ t. ground allspice
- ½ t. salt to taste
- To serve:
- 1 medium apple cored and diced
- ½ c. pecans chopped
- Real maple syrup
- 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.