Slow Cooked Apple Pie Oatmeal is a comforting and delicious mix of apples, steel cut oats, milk, cinnamon, and a touch of brown sugar.
This oatmeal is cooked in the slow cooker overnight and ready to eat when you wake up to hungry mouths to feed. It is the perfect breakfast for busy mornings, but also great if you have a houseful of guests.
Don LOVES oatmeal y'all. Don is a retired firefighter, but when he was on-the-job he would eat a ginormous bowl of oatmeal with some fruit every morning he was on shift. Every morning y'all! Since he retired, he has tried to get me to wake up with him in the wee hours and make him oatmeal. Seriously?! I didn't go to the firehouse and make his oatmeal for him. He did it himself, so why is he all-of-a-sudden incapable of doing this?
He claims it's because he doesn't have the time in the mornings when he's trying to get ready and out the door for work. Yes, he's retired, but he took another job. Gotta pay those college bills!
Don is very picky about his oatmeal. He does not like it soupy or mushy. He likes a little chew to it. That's different from how my mom taught me to make oatmeal. When I cared for her after her surgery, I would make her oatmeal every morning. I learned quickly she likes her oatmeal on the soupy side. It took a couple times, but she finally trained me to make it just the way she likes it <smile>
My solution to Don's breakfast dilemma is this hearty oatmeal that cooks by itself overnight in the slow cooker, so I can stay comfy and cozy in my bed and sleep to a decent hour every morning! Then when I'm ready to roll out of bed, I can have a bowl of this healthy and hearty oatmeal too!
Don and I both enjoy this oatmeal. The apples get a little soft, but not mushy, and the flavor is perfect! Not too sweet! The cinnamon-apple taste paired with the nuttiness of the oats makes for a tasty start to the day!
A key component to making this oatmeal is using Steel-Cut Oats. Steel-cut oats take longer to cook than rolled oats and they have a chewier texture, so they work much better in the slow cooker. I personally think steel-cut oats taste better than rolled oats too. You can use regular oats, but they will be mushy with no chew to them at all.
This week for #SundaySupper we are celebrating slow-cooked foods to arm you with a whole host of delicious slow-cooker recipes for this busy time of year! Be sure to scroll down to find links to all of our #SundaySupper slow-cooked recipes. Thank you to our wonderful hosts Heather of Hezzi'D's Books and Cooks and Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventure for all your hard work and compiling all the recipes for us!
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Slow Cooked Apple Pie Oatmeal
- 2 large apples peeled, cored, and cubed. I used Sweet Tango apples
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 cups whole milk
- Place 1 cup steel-cut oats, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar in the slow cooker. Stir to combine. Add 3 cups whole milk and the prepared apples. Stir again to mix well.
- Put the lid on your slow cooker and cook on low for 3 hours.
- Turn the temp down to warm and let cook overnight. Sweet dreams!
- In the morning, give the oatmeal a good stir and a taste. Adjust the flavor as needed. If it is too dry, add WARM milk. If you add cold milk to your hot slow cooker you will crack the bowl of your slow cooker, so be aware of that. Top each serving with a sprinkling of cinnamon and enjoy!
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Total time: 6 hrs. 5 mins.
Tags: Slow Cooker, Oatmeal, Apples, Cinnamon, Steel Cut Oats, Breakfast, Comfort Food, Crock Pot, Overnight, Fruit
recipe inspired by allrecipes Apple Pie Oatmeal
You'll also want to try my Overnight Banana Nut Bread Oatmeal...
You'll definitely want to visit all the delicious slow-cooker recipes created by our very talented #SundaySupper family:
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- Kale & Kielbasa Soup Slow Cooker Lime Garlic Chicken from The Messy Baker
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- Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup from Noshing With The Nolands
- Spicy Ham and 10-Bean Soup from Food Lust People Love
- Crockpot Caramelized Pork Noodle Soup from Brunch with Joy
- Slow Cooker Acorn Squash and Apple Soup from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
- Three Bean, Butternut, and Quinoa Vegetarian Chili from Ruffles & Truffles
- Potato, Kielbasa and Spinach Soup With Gouda from Meal Planning Magic
- Slow Cooker Chunky Chicken Tortilla Soup #GlutenFree from Sue' s Nutrition Buzz
- Slow Cooked Apple Pie Oatmeal from Life Tastes Good
- Pork and Cabbage Stew from Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Slow Cooker Lime Garlic Chicken from Peaceful Cooking
- Slow-Cooked Country Pork and Veggies from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
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- Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef from Marlene Baird
- Madras Beef Curry with Vegetables from Curious Cuisiniere
- Crock Pot Pork Chops with Apples and Figs from Cooking On The Ranch
- Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Crockpot Sesame Chicken from Casa de Crews
- Pork Chops in Gravy with Potatoes from Cookin' Mimi
- Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Pulled Chicken from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Slow Cooker Spicy Peach Pulled Pork from Family Foodie
- Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken with Artichokes from Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
- Scalloped Potatoes from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions from The Dinner-Mom
- Slow Cooker Brownie Dessert from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
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- Slow Cooker Lemon Poppy Seed Cake from NinjaBaking
- Slow Cooker Sourdough from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
- Slowcooker Seedy Bread from Jane's Adventures in Dinner
- Spiced Caramel Cider from The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch
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