Light brown sugar: You may have to add more sweetener when serving. Chop the apples into small pieces and add them plus the rest of the ingredients in your slow cooker.
Press the WARM setting and allow cooking undisturbed for 8-10 hours. If the oatmeal is too thick, use a little milk to help thin it down to the desired consistency.
To Freeze: Once it has cooled completely, spoon it into a freezer-safe container and keep frozen up to 3 months. The oatmeal will thicken in the fridge so use water or milk to thin it down when reheating.
Turn the slow cooker to the WARM setting and allow cooking for 8-10 hours. To Freeze: Once it has cooled completely, spoon it into a freezer-safe container and keep frozen up to 3 months.
01/30/2014 Add 1 3/4 cups water to make this recipe great! 04/27/2017 I have made slow cooker steel cut oats dozens of times over the years.
Buttering the inside of your cooker before adding your ingredients is a must. Depending on your cooker, I have found that 4 hours on low is plenty of time.
Longer times will either burn or create a thick crust which, in all likelihood, you'll have to throw out. The bottom burned a bit but I just removed those parts.
My husband would prefer that I take the peelings off the apples next time, but I am fine with them. I loved that this recipe was made with the rolled oats that I had on hand already.
I think this recipe could be fun to experiment with other fruit nuts etc. I cooked it on low for 5 hours and it came out gloomy and too thick.
I will move on to one of the steel cut oats recipes next and see how that works. 05/22/2017 Not only did this turn out a gluey-on-top and burned on the bottom mess but it cracked my porcelain crock pot (yes it was on low).
I sampled the stuff in the middle and it was too Spica for my taste. I also added chopped walnuts and dried cranberries.
I’ll make it again but reduce cook time to 4 hours max. You will also love waking up in the morning to the heart-warming smell of freshly baked apples.
Disclosure: This post contains links to items you can purchase that we make a commission on. Secondly, it is very important to either line or heavily grease the sides of your slow cooker before you start to make this recipe.
To serve, allow the baked oatmeal to cool slightly before spooning into bowls and topping with fresh chopped apples, pecans, and some real maple syrup if desired. Add oats, water, cider, apples, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt to greased or lined slow cooker crock and stir to combine.
To serve, allow cooling slightly before spooning into bowls and topping with fresh chopped apples, pecans, and some real maple syrup if desired. It is very important to either line or heavily grease the sides of your slow cooker crock before preparing this recipe.
Just open the lid, and ladle the creamy oatmeal onto a bowl and start the day off right. This SlowCookerAppleOatmeal is full of flavor with the use of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves.
Top with your favorite ingredients like almonds, maple syrup, or some more cinnamon. Now that I’ve been busier, I need some recipes that don’t need babysitting and this apple oatmeal is the perfect one.
Instead of standing over the stove stirring and mixing, I just throw everything in the slow cooker and let him do all the work. Since it cooks overnight, the flavors develop much more intensely without the apples turning mushy.
Winter is the time to crave comfort food and believe it or not, mornings has been freezing in Miami these past few days. Waking up to a hot bowl of apple oatmeal has warmed me up inside by starting the day off right.
You can just refrigerate the leftovers and just microwave with a splash of almond milk and it will taste perfect. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #Living Sweet.
It's so warm and welcoming for everyone to wake up to a fragrant, yummy breakfast. My friend, Sandy, first shared this recipe with me several years ago.
It's incredibly easy to make, and it would be hard to find a breakfast with more nutrition. Oats are a high-fiber, complex carbohydrate that can reduce cholesterol and blood pressure and help prevent heart disease.
Assemble the ingredients: apples, skim milk, steel-cut oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, ground flaxseed, butter, nuts (for optional garnish). You may substitute non-dairy milk (like almond), another preferred sweetener, and gluten free steel cut oats--use whatever suits you.
Peel and core the apples; cut them into 1/2 inch pieces. I don't care for the texture of cooked apple skin, so I peel mine; but that's a personal preference.
You'll need a hammer and chisel to get the slow cooker clean if it's not sprayed with oil first. The cooking time can vary greatly from one slow cooker to another, so read my tips below for How To Avoid Overcooking Your Oatmeal.
Wake up to the sweet aroma of cinnamon and apples. The finished dish tastes kind of like a combination of apple pie and oatmeal.
You can top it with maple syrup, raisins, nuts, and more milk and butter, if you like. Although many have had the same success, some readers have commented that their oatmeal was burnt and ruined after 7 hours--that was too long in their slow cookers.
Every time you lift the lid, it adds 30 more minutes to the cooking time. Plug your slow cooker into an on-off light timer, if you normally sleep longer than the time required for your oats to cook and you don't have a programmable slow cooker.
You can assemble the ingredients in the slow cooker before you go to bed and set the timer to turn on later. That way your oats won't overcook and you don't have to get up in the wee hours to turn off your slow cooker.
(see my Pumpkin Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal for photos of this method) This allows you to extend the cooking time in your slow cooker without burning the edges of the oatmeal. Insert a heat-proof bowl inside the slow cooker that is large enough to hold the oatmeal ingredients.
Put the lid on the slow cooker, turn it on low, and let it cook for up to 8 hours (maybe longer). I make a batch of this, refrigerate leftovers, and reheat individual servings in the microwave.
Spoon a 1-cup serving of cooked oatmeal into a microwave proof bowl, add 1/3 cup milk, cook on high for 1 minute. While I'm at it, I often make a double batch of oatmeal and freeze it in individual portions.
Use a fork to break it apart into smaller chunks, add 1/3 cup milk, and microwave approx. If you're looking for an easy, nutritious, delicious breakfast, you can't go wrong with oatmeal.
2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2-1/2 to 3 cups chopped) 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk (or substitute non-diary alternative like almond milk) 1-1/2 cups water 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or substitute maple syrup or other desired sweetener) 1-1/2 tablespoons butter, cut into 5-6 pieces (optional) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon ground flax seed 1/4 teaspoon salt Optional garnishes: chopped nuts, raisins, maple syrup, additional milk or butter Coat inside 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray.
Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired. Freezes well. To reheat single servings: Put 1-cup cooked oatmeal in microwave proof bowl.
Nutritional Info (per 3/4 cup serving): 149 calories, 3.6g fat, 27.3g carbs, 3.9g fiber, 4.9g protein; Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 4 pts Make this the night before and wake up to the wonderful aroma of this nutritious, delicious, ready-to-eat breakfast.
Coat inside 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray. Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired.