This delicious make-ahead Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oats recipe means one less thing you need to do in the morning, plus it makes the house smell great!
Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oats
Mornings can be hectic, so this make-ahead Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oats recipe means one less thing you need to do before you start your day. As an added bonus, this 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
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.
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- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 3 medium apples, cored and diced (reserve 1 apple for garnish when serving)
- 1 cup fresh apple cider
- 3 cups water
- 1½ tbsp honey
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp ground allspice
- ½ tsp salt, to taste
- ½ c. pecans, chopped (optional, for garnish when serving)
- real maple syrup (for serving)
Grease the slow cooker or place a liner in it.
Place the oats, apples, cider, water, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt into the slow cooker and stir to combine.
Place the cover onto the slow cooker 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 real maple syrup.