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Slow Cooker (Apple Cinnamon Oats)

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Mornings can be hectic, so this make-ahead recipe means one less thing you need to do before you start your day! If you’re looking for a delicious apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe, look no further than this!

Oatmeal topped with slices of apples, pecans, and cinnamon on a blue plate.

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These overnight oats are totally worth the wait and are a great way to fuel your body for the day. The next time you’re wanting to make a hearty and delicious oatmeal recipe, this is the way to do it!

If you love this recipe, then you’d like more breakfast recipes like this, Farmers Market Ham & Egg Breakfast Casserole (No Bread!), or you may also enjoy these Easy Blueberry Oatmeal Bars.

Why you’ll love this Apple Oatmeal Recipe

  • It pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee
  • You’ll love the added flavor of the chopped apples
  • It’s easy to add to meal plans since it’s a simple way to make a delicious breakfast that will feed a crowd

Ingredients

Ingredients apple cinnamon oats including, fresh apple cider, pecans, and ground allspice sitting on a white countertop.
  • Steel cut oats – Don’t use quick oats for this recipe. You need old-fashioned oats so that they cook in the slow cooker properly.
  • Water – Just a little bit of tap water is needed.
  • Fresh apple cider – You can also use apple juice.
  • Apples – Choose sweet apples for this steel-cut oats recipe. You can use Fuji apples or any type of apples that you want. Fresh apples are key!
  • Honey – This is a great option for added sweetness.
  • Ground cinnamon – You can also toss in some cinnamon sticks if you want.
  • Ground nutmeg – Excellent for flavor and perfect for enhancing with nutmeg flavors.
  • Ground allspice – This adds a hint of warmth to the taste.
  • Salt
  • Pecans – These are optional, but I’m a big fan of adding them.
  • Maple syrup – Perfect for a topping to drizzle onto your bowl of healthy oatmeal.

How To Make This Healthy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe

  1. Add oats, water, cider, apples, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt to greased or lined slow cooker crock and stir to combine.
  2. 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.
  3. To serve, allow cooling slightly before spooning into bowls and topping with fresh chopped apples, pecans, and some real maple syrup if desired.
Oatmeal on a blue plate with slices of apples on top.

Storing Leftovers

This apple-cinnamon oatmeal recipe is a great recipe to cook and then store for later. Make sure that you add the leftovers to an airtight container and keep it stored in the fridge.

Substitutions

Add a little brown sugar – One easy way to add sweetness is to add some sugar to your bowl.

Sprinkle in some protein powder – You can up the amount of protein in this recipe by adding a scoop or protein powder.

Mix in some peanut butter – Everyone loves the taste of peanut butter!

Add other fresh fruit – Apples are great but you can add berries if you’d like!

FAQs

Is apple and cinnamon oatmeal good for you?

When it comes to healthy eating, starting your day off with easy oatmeal recipes like this one is a great way to get some real food in your belly and give you fuel for the day.

Is Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal good for weight loss?

Eating oatmeal can be the perfect way to balance a healthy lifestyle with flavor. Be mindful of the list of ingredients that you use. Oatmeal is a great way to feel full so that you’re less likely to snack all the time.

A blue plate of Apple Cinnamon Oats.

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A plate of Apple Cinnamon Oats with Apple and Cinnamon stick on the side.
5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oats


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Breakfast & Brunch, Slow Cooker & Crockpot
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Yields 6 Servings
This healthy and delicious overnight breakfast recipe will have your house smelling like freshly baked apple pie when you wake up in the morning.

Ingredients 

To Serve

  • 1 apple cored and diced
  • ½ cup (49 ½ g) pecans chopped
  • 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 cooling 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. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 192kcal (10%) Carbohydrates: 32g (11%) Protein: 3g (6%) Fat: 7g (11%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Sodium: 203mg (9%) Potassium: 226mg (6%) Fiber: 5g (21%) Sugar: 18g (20%) Vitamin A: 56IU (1%) Vitamin C: 5mg (6%) Calcium: 30mg (3%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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