Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

6 servings
6 hr 15 min

This Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is steel-cut oats mixed with spices, apples, honey, and maple syrup.

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

This oatmeal recipe is so good and simple to put together. All you need to do is add the ingredients into the slow cooker and combine. After, you can just let the crockpot work its magic! This is a great recipe to get you started in the morning or even add to a smoothie!

Is Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Healthy?

Yes! This is a great and healthy recipe to enjoy for breakfast in the morning. However, you will need to watch what you add to the recipe because that will add to the calorie amount.

Is Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Good For Acid Reflux?

Oatmeal is not known for triggering acid reflux in people. In general, it is a food that is high in fiber and can even help prevent symptoms.

Is Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Good For Diabetics?

This recipe is actually very helpful for those who struggle with diabetes. Its high fiber and low glycemic index can help regulate blood sugar. It is also a great source of energy and can help regulate your digestion.

Is Apple Cinamon Oatmeal Good For Weight Loss?

This recipe provides fiber and many micronutrients that can help with blood sugar levels and give you a boost of energy. All of these factors can help someone on a weight loss journey.

How Many Calories Are In Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal?

This entire recipe can serve 4-6 and the total amount of calories in it is 280 calories. You can lessen the calories by using water or fat-free/low-fat milk.

How Many Carbs Are In Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal?

This entire recipe can serve 4-6 and the total amount of carbs in it is 30 grams.

Can Dogs Eat Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal?

It is never ok to feed a dog any flavored oatmeal. And, because this recipe uses spices like cinnamon, this is not a recipe that can be fed to your dog.

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Tips & Tricks For The Best Oatmeal:

Here are some simple and helpful hacks to make the best oatmeal:

  • If you don’t have liners for your slow cooker, you can just use oil. Using liners is helpful for a quick clean up and I prefer them.
  • If you are extremely affected by gluten, I recommend making sure you use oats that are labeled gluten-free, if oats don’t contain it.
  • You may not care for extra fiber from the skin of the apples, so if you decide, you can peel the apples.
  • This recipe works best for a 7-quart slow cooker.
  • It is normal for skin to show up in the slow cooker, to get rid of this, just mix it up!
  • If you are feeding a bunch of people, you will need to double the recipe.

Do You Have To Use Steel Cut Oatmeal?

Yes! It is a must to use steel-cut oats! They take the longest to cook which makes the perfect for overnight oats. Using quick oats/rolled oats will get too mushy if left in the slow cooker for too long.

Best Kinds Of Apples To Use In Steel Cut Oatmeal:

You can really use any apples you would like. However, I prefer using baking apples like granny smith apples, gala apples, or honey crisp.

What To Add To Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal?

There is an array of things you can add to this oatmeal. If you or people you know don’t like apple cinnamon flavor, you can use other ingredients. You can customize this recipe completely to your liking. You can look at the list below for some of my favorite add-ins:

  • Blueberries, Strawberries, Bananas, Raspberries, Pears, Peaches, etc
  • Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds, Peanuts, etc.
  • Peanut Butter or Jelly
  • Chocolate or Vanilla Protein Powder

Best Toppings For Oatmeal:

Toppings for oatmeal are endless, but here are some great ideas to choose from:

  • Syrup
  • Cranberries
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Pineapple
  • Cherry
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Cream

How To Serve?

Everyone likes their oatmeal differently, some like it chewy and thick while others prefer it to be creamy and smooth. Here are a few ways to serve your recipe:

  • Top with a splash of your favorite milk: Almond, Soy, Oat, etc.
  • Add Nut Butter on top with some freshly shredded apples.
  • Sprinkle some chopped walnuts or other nuts plus some additional cinnamon.
How To Store Leftovers?

Place the leftovers in an airtight container for the best storage method. You should place it in the fridge which will allow the recipe to last up to 3 days. Follow the instructions below to learn how to freeze this recipe.

Can I Freeze Cooked Oatmeal?

Yes! This recipe is great when it comes to freezing and reheating it. Put the leftovers into freezer-safe containers for the best method of storage and provide a label with a date. When you are ready, you will need to place it in the fridge overnight. Then, put 1 cup of the cooked oatmeal into a heat-safe bowl with 1/3 cup of milk or water. Microwave it in 1-minute increments until reheated.

Pro-Tip: Place the oatmeal in the freezer with fresh berries before freezing. When thawed, it will add a ton of flavor!

Key Ingredients You’ll Need

Steel Cut Oats


Fresh Apple Cider








Maple Syrup

How To Make Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Step 1. Prepare your crock pot by lining it. Put in the oats, water, cider, apples, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt and combine. Seal with a lid and cook for 6 to 8 hours on low. The amount of time it takes to cook will depend on the type of slow cooker that you have. Make sure to check the oatmeal about 5 hours in and adjust it as needed.

Step 2. Let the oatmeal cool before placing it into serving bowls and topping it with sliced apples, pecans, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

How To Make This Oatmeal In An Instant Pot?

Place all the ingredients into an Instant pot with only 2 cups of water or almond milk instead of the recommended 3 cups. Seal and press the manual button and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Allow it to cook and naturally release pressure. When all the pressure is gone, take off the lid, add to serving bowls, and top with your favorite toppings.

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Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 6 Hours Total time: 6 hr 15 min
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  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cup water
  • 1 cup apple cider fresh
  • 2 medium apples cored and diced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey preferably local
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg ground
  • 1/2 tsp allspice ground
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1 medium apple cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup 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 cooling slightly before spooning into bowls and topping with fresh chopped apples, pecans, and some real maple syrup if desired.
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