Slower Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal

A week ago, I asked for some recipe ideas for apples. Reader Kristen sent me her slow cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal. I decided to try it this weekend. I made it on Friday night before I went to bed and it was waiting for us on Saturday morning.

The ingredients were quite simple! It was so easy to make. I simply put all the ingredients in the crockpot and cooked on low for 7 1/2 hours.


  • 1 cup uncooked steel cut oats (do not substitute instant or rolled oats for this recipe)
  • 2-3 medium apples cored –  you can peel or leave the peel on – and cut into small squares
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1  tablespoon of cinnamon (adjust to your taste)*
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon blue agave sweetener (or sweetener of your choice)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons brown sugar (adjust to your taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
* if you don’t love cinnamon, cut this down to a teaspoon
1. Generously spray non stick cooking spray on your slow cooker.   {Do not skip this step or you will regret it.}
2. Put all your ingredients in the crock pot. Stir and cook in crock pot for 7 1/2 hours on low heat. Go to bed {optional}.
3. Wake up to deliciousness!

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