Let your kitchen do the cooking with this super simple slow cooker apple cinnamon oatmeal and indulge in a warm and healthy breakfast to start your day.
One of the biggest complaints I hear from people when they are trying to help make healthy changes to their diet is that they don’t have time. Either they are too busy to cook, can’t seem together organized, or just find themselves scrambling at the last minute, people are always looking for ways to make healthy eating more efficient and less time-consuming. One of the primary goals of my work is to actually show people that eating well does not need to be complicated, and there are lots of easy ways to ensure you are eating real food that works for real life and this apple cinnamon oatmeal just happens to be one of them.
I’ve shared lots of healthy portable breakfast ideas on the blog, like my Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies or Spinach Breakfast Casserole, so this slow-cooker apple cinnamon oatmeal is just another easy breakfast idea that you can add to the list. As the seasons change, the temperature drops, and the nights get shorter, there is nothing like a warm breakfast on a cold and dark morning. So let your slow cooker do the cooking, and wake up to the warming scent of cinnamon with my slow-cooker apple cinnamon oatmeal for a healthy ready-made breakfast.
Slow-Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Made with steel-cut oats, fresh apples, cinnamon, vanilla and raisins, this slow-cooker apple cinnamon oatmeal is a heart-warming breakfast you can enjoy any time of the year.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 6 hours
- Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Slow Cooker
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 4 cups water
- 2 apples, diced (Mcintosh, Lobo or Cortland)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 3 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil
- Toppings: Walnuts, pecans, maple syrup, cream or milk
- Combine ingredients in a 4 or 6-quart slow cooker. Stir to combine.
- Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or overnight.
- Once cooked, stir the oatmeal to ensure everything is well combined, and add desired toppings before serving.
To reheat leftovers, simply add a splash of water or milk and heat on the stovetop or in the microwave for 1 minute.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 294 calories
- Sugar: 22 grams
- Fat: 6 grams
- Carbohydrates: 56 grams
- Fiber: 8 grams
- Protein: 8 grams
Keywords: crockpot, homemade, healthy, steel cut, overnight