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Crockpot Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats

Waking up to a warm breakfast that smells like apple pie is a great way to start your day. Crockpot Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats is delicious, healthy, and will keep you satisfied until lunch.

Side view of a bowl of Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats sitting on a wooden cutting board. The bowl is sprinkled with nuts and raw apples. A spoon sits next to the bowl and another bowl sits in the background.

Even though I can eat Spiced Apple Steel Cut oats all year long, When it starts getting cooler I start substituting my usual warm-weather breakfast of yogurt with granola for oatmeal.

I just love the stuff whether it’s traditional oats or steel cut oats. I have recipes for stovetop, baking and in the crockpot. Such as this Crockpot Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats.

Side view of a bowl of Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats sitting on a wooden cutting board. The bowl is sprinkled with nuts and raw apples. A spoon sits next to the bowl and another bowl and a pitcher of milk sits in the background.

One of the things that I like about oatmeal is that it leaves you satisfied until lunch.

My grandmother used to say “that’s because it sticks to your ribs” meaning that it’s filling. I love combining grains, fruits, and nuts with my oatmeal, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a combination that I don’t like.

Close-up view of a bowl of Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats sitting on a wooden cutting board. The bowl is sprinkled with nuts and raw apples.

With the weather getting cooler, I naturally start craving apples, specifically, apple pie. I knew that if I made a pie that I would do my darndest to finish it off in as short amount of time possible.

To squelch some of these cravings, I decided that I’d put some oatmeal in the crockpot with some fresh apples and apple pie spices.

Side angle of two bowls of steel cut oats topped with cooked cinnamon apples and nuts. Two spoons sit next to the dishes and a milk pitcher sits in the back.

There’s nothing like getting up to the smell of apple pie. Another glorious benefit is that it makes 8 servings so I have enough for almost two weeks.

It freezes wonderfully so I just take a couple of containers out of the freezer and put them in the refrigerator for the morning.

A couple of minutes in the microwave with some almond milk and I have a delicious breakfast that’s a great way to start my day.

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Side angle photo of steel cut oatmeal topped with cooked apples, nuts and cinnamon.
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5 from 8 votes

Crockpot Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats

Waking up to a warm breakfast that smells like apple pie is a great way to start your day. Crockpot Spiced Apple Steel Cut Oats is delicious, healthy, and will keep you satisfied until lunch.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Servings 8 servings
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk I use almond milk
  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 1 apple cored and diced into large pieces
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt pinch

Instructions

  • Spray the inside of a crockpot with non-stick cooking spray or use a liner.
  • Add all ingredients and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours or until oats are tender.
  • Top with additional almond milk, raisins, walnuts or toppings of your choice.
  • Store leftovers in individual servings size for convenience. 

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1.7mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




Arianne

Wednesday 2nd of June 2021

I'm so sad. This recipe turned out way too goopy-too much liquid. I followed the directions and quantities exactly. I'm not sure where I went wrong. :-(

Julie Menghini

Sunday 6th of June 2021

Shoot Arianne! I'm so sorry this didn't work for you. I've never had that issue before so not sure what happened. You did use steel-cut oats, right?

Bobbie

Friday 8th of March 2019

What is a serving size for the crockpot oatmeal? You only say 8 serving. Is it 1 cup or 1/2 cup?

Julie Menghini

Friday 8th of March 2019

Thank you for bringing that to my attention, Bobbie! It a 1 cup serving. Each cup of uncooked steel-cut oats makes about 4 cups cooked.

Agness of Run Agness Run

Friday 20th of October 2017

This is a perfect breakfast recipe, Julie. As a passionate lover of oats, this is my new favorite breakfast! Can I use coconut milk?

Julie Menghini

Monday 23rd of October 2017

Hi Agness! It would be amazing with Coconut milk. You could even just use water but it wouldn't be as creamy.

Christie

Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Steel cut oats are my favorite breakfast! So nutty, hearty, and delicious.

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 18th of October 2017

Mine too, Christie! Thank you!

Michele @ Bacon Fatte

Tuesday 17th of October 2017

Apple spiced oats sound so wonderful right now... And I love the fact that you can freeze them for quick breakfasts in the morning!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 18th of October 2017

Thank you Michele! I love making it ahead and then I can enjoy it all week long. It's like money in the bank LOL!