Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oats

Mornings can be hectic, so this make-ahead recipe means one less thing you need to do before you start your day. As an added bonus, this healthy and delicious overnight breakfast recipe will have your house smelling like freshly baked apple pie when you wake up in the morning.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 6-8 hours
Serves: 4-6

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.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  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.

To serve, allow to cool slightly before spooning into bowls and topping with fresh chopped apples, pecans, and some real maple syrup, if desired.

If you already have a slow cooker then you are all set to go, if not I can recommend that you purchase one of the newer “All In One” cookers as they save you so much time.

This is the one that I have – Crock-Pot 6 Qt 8-in-1 Multi-Use Express Crock Programmable Slow Cooker, Pressure Cooker, Sauté, and Steamer

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One Comment Add yours

  1. radzbites says:

    Yumm this sounds divine!

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