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Slow Cooker Crockpot Apple Oatmeal

This Slow Cooker Crockpot Apple Oatmeal recipe is made with fresh apples, cinnamon, old-fashioned rolled oats, or steel cut. If you are a fan of apple pie you are going to love this dish for breakfast. 

honey drizzled over slow cooker crockpot apple oatmeal in a bowl with pecans

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Why Use a Slow Cooker

I love to use a Crockpot or pressure cooker when making something like this because it will help get the apples nice and soft, the perfect texture for oatmeal. You can make this recipe on the stove, but if you want soft apples, I recommend to cook them separate from the oatmeal first. Follow the remaining package instructions for prep.

rolled oats, milk, sweetener, cinnamon, and vanilla in separate bowls

What Type of Oats to Use

You can use old-fashioned rolled oats or steel cut oats in this recipe. You cannot use quick or Instant Oats.

What Type of Apples to Use

I like to use a combination of Gala and Honey Crisp apples. Honey Crisp are sweet, with just a little tartness, and are also crisp. Blending them with Gala makes the perfect combination.

You can use any apples. If you have favorites, go for those. I recommend using a couple of different varieties, that way you have notes of different flavors in the spread.

If you want sweet cider go for Red Delicious, Gala, or Fuji apples. You can read about The Nutrition of Apples here.

gala and honeycrisp apples on a flat surface

Do You Have to Peel and Core the Apples?

Peeling the apples is a matter of preference. The skin is loaded with tons of nutrients so feel free to keep them on if you wish. Remove the core and any seeds.

How to Make Slow Cooker Crockpot Apple Oatmeal

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Add oatmeal, milk, apples, cinnamon, sweetener, and vanilla to the slow cooker.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Slow cook.
diced apples, sweetener, cinnamon, and rolled oats in a Crockpot slow cooker
uncooked apple oatmeal in a crockpot slow cooker

Cook Time and How Long to Cook

Rolled oats will cook faster than steel cut. For rolled oats cook for 2 hours on High or 4- 5 hours on Low.

For steel-cut oats cook for 3-4 hours on High or 6-8 hours on Low.

Your cook time will vary based on the slow cooker you use (they all cook at different speeds!) and how you like your oatmeal. If you like it thick you will need to cook it a little longer.

apple oatmeal in a Crockpot slow cooker

Toppings and Ideas for Add-Ins

  • Fresh apples
  • Nuts and pecans
  • Protein powder
  • Honey
  • Yogurt
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Granola
slow cooker crockpot apple oatmeal in a bowl with pecans

How to Store

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge tightly covered and sealed for 3-4 days.

Freezer Tips

You can freeze oatmeal tightly covered and sealed for up to 6 months. Defrost overnight in the fridge.

More Apple Recipes

Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider
Cranberry Sauce with Apples

Sugar Free Apple Pie
Sugar Free Apple Crisp
Instant Pot Apple Sauce
Sugar-Free Apple Butter

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Slow Cooker Crockpot Chicken and Rice
Slow Cooker Crockpot Turkey Breast
Slow Cooker Crockpot Chili Mac and Cheese

Slow Cooker Crockpot White Chicken Chili
Pulled Pork Sliders
Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup
Crockpot Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheese Soup

Sweet Potato Oatmeal

If you want to use a pressure cooker check out our Instant Pot Apple Steel Cut Oats recipe.

Slow Cooker Crockpot Apple Oatmeal

This Slow Cooker Crockpot Apple Oatmeal recipe is made with fresh apples, cinnamon, old-fashioned rolled oats, or steel cut. If you are a fan of apple pie you are going to love this dish for breakfast. 
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Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Crockpot apple oatmeal, slow cooker apple cinnamon oatmeal, slow cooker apple oatmeal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 146kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oatmeal Rolled oats or steel cut.
  • 2 cups milk Any milk is fine. I use almond milk.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 apples Diced and cored. I used 1 gala and 1 honey crisp.
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener or sugar Adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • cooking oil

Instructions

  • Spray the slow cooker with cooking oil to prevent sticking. Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker.
  • For rolled oats cook for 2 hours on High or 4- 5 hours on Low.
    For steel-cut oats cook for 3-4 hours on High or 6-8 hours on Low.
    Your cook time will vary based on the slow cooker you use (they all cook at different speeds!) and how you like your oatmeal. If you like it thick you will need to cook it a little longer.
  • Taste repeatedly and add additional sweetener if necessary. You can thin out overly thick oatmeal with additional milk or water until it reaches your desired texture.

Notes

You can make this recipe on the stove, but if you want soft apples, I recommend cooking them separately from the oatmeal first. Follow the remaining package instructions for prep.
Feel free to use any apples you wish in the recipe.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g
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