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Slow Cooker Apple Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Apple Oatmeal

  • Cooking Time:

    8 Hours
  • Servings:

    6

Ingredients

4 c. Vanilla Almond Milk
4 T. Honey
2 T. Butter
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Cinnamon
2 c. Dry Old-Fashioned Oats (NOT Instant)
2 c. Apples (peeled and sliced)
1/2 c. Chopped Walnuts (optional)
3 T. Brown Sugar, if desired

Slow Cooker Apple Oatmeal is one of my all-time favorite Slow Cooker breakfast recipes – actually, one of my all-time favorite breakfasts!  I usually double the recipe and reheat leftovers for dessert later in the day or for breakfast the next day.
If you want to wake up to this deliciousness in your slow cooker, you can do what I do: I prep the ingredients before going to bed, then set my alarm and get up place everything in the slow cooker 5-6 hours before I want to eat breakfast.  Then I go back to bed and let my slow cooker do all the magic.  Waking up to the aroma of Slow Cooker Apple Oatmeal is such a nice treat.  I hope your family loves this as mine!

  1. Mix all ingredients together and place in a slow cooker greased with butter. (or use a slow cooker liner)
  2. Using a programmable slow cooker and Cover & Cook on LOW for 1 hour, then let it switch to WARM for the rest of the night while you’re sleeping. (about 8 hours in total)
  3. Serve by itself or top with milk (especially good this way for the kiddos!)

Optional: Add 1/2 cup of raisins before Crocking.

(NOTE: I updated this recipe on 7/25/15 – ingredients have been doubled (a single batch simply cooked too fast for most people using a medium sized slow cooker.  Cooking time has been updated from 5-6 hours on LOW.  I now set it to LOW for one hour when I go to bed, then let it cook on WARM for the rest of the night.  This prevents the oatmeal from overcooking.)

Happy Crocking!

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Jenn

Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a weekly “Mom Monday” segment on ABC-15 in Phoenix. Jenn is the founder of GetCrocked, the #1 resource for slow cooking with over 1.5 million online followers. She innovates recipes daily with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cooker.

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Dotty
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Dotty

Anyone try this yet?

Julie
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Julie

i’ve made this twice. the first time it was good. the second time it was amazing!! the second time I doubled the recipe using 1/2 milk and 1/2 water. not nuts (i don’t like nuts) but yes to raisins. I’m still eating on it, just keeping in the fridge. Yummy!!

Dotty
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Dotty

Can I double or triple this?

Kym Dorko
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Kym Dorko

how many servings is this recipe?

Ann
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Ann

This is so good! I don’t like oatmeal, so I made it for my husband, and I LOVED this. The next time I will probably adjust the brown sugar, because it tasted like a desert it was so good. Didn’t I already say that! 🙂

Amber
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Amber

If this only cooks for 5-6 hrs, then it seems that you would have to stay up till midnight to put this one, then get up at 6 to turn the crock pot off. How does this work? If I put this on at 10pm tonight, will it be okay to cook till I get up at 6:15?

thanks,
amber

Diane
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Diane

Am I going to be able to sleep if imsmelling breakfast cooking all night long??

Ashley H.
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Ashley H.

I have made this twice and it was really good! Both times it was even better the next day.

Cami
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Cami

I doubled and used almond milk instead of regular milk. It took the entire 6 hours to cook when doubling. The whole family loved this. (also omitted nuts)

Kylie
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Kylie

Could you use steel cut oats? Or do half rolled, half steel cut?

Shell Evans
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Shell Evans

Should the apples be peeled?

Morga
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Morga

How would the stats look if you used Splenda in place of either the honey or the brown sugar? Or the splenda version of brown sugar? Trying to make this a little more friendly to my diet.

Alicia McNab
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Alicia McNab

Recipe looks great! I’m wondering if I could use water in place of the milk for a reduced calorie version. Ever tried it?

Ray
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Ray

I used agave nectar in place of honey since its better for you and it tasted just fine.

Tara
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Tara

So 1cup sliced apple should equate to 1 apple, right? Also, what type of apple has worked best. Granny Smith?

Terressa Broussard
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Terressa Broussard

I liked the flavor but mine came out *very* mushy! Is this normal, or would it maybe work better at a little less time in my crockpot? I cooked it for six hours (didn’t check at five because I was asleep 😉 on low and then left it on warm for another hour or so until we were ready to eat. A very small portion on the right side burned a little, but the rest was fine. Just a weird, gushy consistency! I still thought it was good but would definitely prefer a more oatmeal-y texture if possible…thought I’d see… Read more »

Shannon
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Shannon

I knew I’d never be able to get up super early to start this so I made 1 1/2 times the recipe in a 3 qt crock. Turned it on high at about 10:30 pm. After approx 45 mins, I turned it to warm and left it like that until 7 am. Turned out perfectly!

Kati
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Kati

I made it with water, substituted raisins instead of apples and omitted honey. Otherwise I used your recipe, THANKS for posting this, it was vey yummy, I will be making this a lot. It came out fine using water. I just made it during the day and will heat it up in the morning in the microwave, that is if I don ‘t just it it as dessert.

Rhonda
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I read someone else’s post wondering if water would work. I’m wondering if that was ever tried. Also, is the nutrition label with the recipe the values for the entire recipe or is that per serving (4 servings?)

Rhonda
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I made it with water and it was delicious!

Martha
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Martha

I can’t find the “Print” button on your recipes. What am I missing? Thanks.

Kyle
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Kyle

I made this yesterday & it is delicious. My question is: the nutritional info, is that for the whole recipe? I am counting my weight watcher points & trying to determine how much to eat. Hopefully the ni is for the whole amount! 🙂

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Shelby
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Shelby

How do I know what size crock pot to use for each recipe? And with out sounding silly, how do I find out what size my crock pots are? I’ve forgotten 🙁

Robynn
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Robynn

Well I hope mine turns out! I didn’t peel the apples, I don’t have any brown sugar and I added craisins!

Andie
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Andie

Can you use Steel Cut oats for this recipe? I know they require a longer cooking time…

Andie
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Andie

oh never mind, i saw someone already asked this question. Hopefully they tried it and will post a response on how it turned out!

Michele
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Michele

Couild you tell me what the nutrition info would be without the walnuts?

Annabel
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Annabel

How long will this last in the refrigerator?

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Terri
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Terri

Someone suggested using a regular light timer to set it to turn on when you need to.

patty
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patty

Why not just get a programable timer and plug it into the wall?

Elizabeth Bailey
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Elizabeth Bailey

I used very vanilla soy milk and substituted the apples and spices for pumpkin puree and 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice. Kids loved it!

Tiffany Johnson
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Tiffany Johnson

I was so excited for this recipe, but….. it came out so rubbery we could not eat it. I even added more liquid because I live in a very dry area. It only cooked for 4 hours on low. If someone out there has an idea on how to make this not rubbery I would love it.

Tara
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Tara

Hi! This sounds amazing! I have recently cut dairy from my diet. I already enjoy Almond milk but was wondering about the butter. I know it says “no substitutes” BUT would it be ok to use Earth Balance dairy free butter? I REALLY want to try this!!! I’ve been looking for something new for breakfast.

Natalie
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Natalie

I made this last night and it turned out great. I used water instead of milk because I plugged my crock pot into a timer and didn’t want the milk sitting out. I also used raisins instead of nuts. I did mine for about 4 hrs and the kids liked it but I thought it was probably a little over done. The very edges on the bottom got a little burnt and I thought if I would have done it about 3 and a 1/2 hrs it probably would have been fine. I would like to make it and double… Read more »

Sandy Davis
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Sandy Davis

My husband doesnt like apples…so i am thinking about using peaches…do u think canned peaches or fresh.

Paula
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Paula

Made this for breakfast this morning. Turned out great. Both my boyfriend and myself enjoyed it!

Christine
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Christine

Was wondering if I could do this recipe in a 3 quart crockpot? Or do I need to cut it in half?

carmen
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carmen

I made this last night in my new 4qt (i think that’s the size) Hamilton beach crock pot. I learned that newer crock pots cook faster so I decided to check it at 3hrs & it was perfectly done (I doubled the recipe bc it didn’t seem half way full). My only disappointment was the sweetness. There was none. I was almost worried it would be too sweet since everyone was saying it tasted like dessert. I did use water though so idk if that made a difference. Will definitely make again with milk instead of water & gala apples… Read more »

Priscilla
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Priscilla

Can I omit the butter? My son has a dairy allergy. Would it come out ok without it?

Diane G
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Diane G

This sounds soooooo good! I’m waiting for my new slow cooker to arrive from Amazon. Will be making this for breakfast ASAP !! Thanks for the recipe.

Marsha
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Marsha

Can this be made with the quick oatmeal?

Kate
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Kate

Didn’t work for me– bland and mushy. 🙁 thinking my vintage crock pot may not be appropriate for this recipe.

Marsha
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Marsha

Do I need to spray the liner before I make this?

Marsha
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Marsha

How much oatmeal would I need for a 5 at crock pot?

Laura
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Laura

Loved this recipe! I see that you say “no substitute” for butter which I would have agreed with before we found out our child has a dairy allergy. Now I am always substituting dairy-free options in all our recipes and Earth’s Balance worked great in this one. If there are any others out there with allergies or choosing a Vegan lifestyle, this recipe is wonderful and easy with dairy-free options! Love your site and the options for so many recipes that work with our family’s needs! Thanks!

Nicole
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Nicole

I’ve made this recipe several times and it’s delicious! Not only is it easy but i usually make it overnight and it smells amazing in the morning.

Marsha
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Marsha

This was such a huge hit at our church breakfast a couple months ago that we are having it again.

Laura
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Laura

I just made it for breakfast tomorrow. It was in there just shy of 5 hours and the sides were starting to burn. I just tried it and it is kinda bland. I used a granny smith apple. Maybe that’s the problem? I would double or tripe the brown sugar. Maybe I just like my oatmeal really sweet. I’m going to try it again. I am going to see if 4 hours will work better.

Kristy
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Kristy

Hi…I want to make this for a work breakfast for close to 70 people. There will be other things to eat there, but I want to make a much as I can in my 6 quart crock pot. How much of the ingredients will I need? Thanks!

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