What says fall more than cinnamon and apples? Well,.. slow cooker recipes with apples and cinnamon says fall… or.. even better, slow cooker apple cinnamon oatmeal pretty much epitomize everything that is fall.
Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Today, our crock pot oatmeal recipe will be made with steel cut oats. They are slightly less processed than your typical rolled oat – but also take longer to cook, hence the slow cooker usage ..lol. Our slow cooker apple cinnamon steel cut oats (I know, a mouthful right??) has that creamy and comforting characteristic of regular oats, but with that no-mistake texture of steel cut oats.
Trust me guys when I say if what you’re looking for a is hearty, fruity, warm and comforting breakfast, this steel cut oats recipe is a winner.
What kind of apples can I use in this recipe?
Pretty much any type of apple you prefer. For this recipe you see, I used Gala, but my favorite apples are Ambrosia. However, feel free to use:
- Red Delicious
I would not however, use a granny smith. I think they are tad too tart for this recipe.
How to do I make this fantastic apple cinnamon oatmeal?
It’s a matter of throwing everything into the slow cooker bowl and letting it do it’s thing. Granted, there’s one step beforehand that I like to do – grate the apples. I like grating the apples because it gives more “appley” flavor throughout this oatmeal recipe. You can certainly simply dice the apple into small pieces, that’s totally fine as well. Go with your preference, you’ll always pick the right way! (remember to put some lemon juice over the apple slices to help them not turn too brown)
Line the slow cooker bowl with a liner or parchment paper if you want a more minimal cleanup. Then put all the ingredients together, along with the grated apple, and give a mix. Put the lid on, and simply wait!
A few hours later and voila! The perfect slow cooker apple cinnamon oatmeal.
Serve warm or even chilled if you like. I love it warm, with a splash of milk and a side of buttered toast. Seriously, it’s a breakfast of champions to me!
Check out this quick video below to see how it’s made!
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If you’ve made an slow cooker apple cinnamon oatmeal before, I have another INCREDIBLE slow cooker oatmeal recipe for you to take a peek at! Check out this Crock Pot Strawberry Steel Cut Oats recipe HERE. It’s so tasty, your littles won’t be able to say no to that one!
- 1 c steel cut oats
- 2 apples, grated, peeled and cored
- 3 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 c apple juice
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 3 c milk
- 1/2 c cream
- 2 tsp vanilla
- (Grate the apples and pour over the lemon juice to prevent as much browning as possible.) Pour the steel cut oats into a parchment lined slow cooker bowl insert
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
- cook on high for 2 - 2.5 hours, or low for 4. Keep an eye on it as it cooks, as some slow cookers cook faster (and slower) than others.
- When the oatmeal is cooked, spoon into bowls and drizzle with cream or milk. Serve with buttered toast. Enjoy!