Slow cooker apple pie oatmeal is a make ahead breakfast that is filling and full of long-lasting energy from oatmeal and digestion boosting fiber. Plus apples and cinnamon taste amazing together! In this recipe I use the slow cooker to get the benefits of steel cut oats. Steel cut oats are technically not that much different from rolled oats nutritionally, but they are lower on the glycemic index which for some people is important. They take longer to cook, therefore you just have to plan accordingly when you want to make them.
This recipe really does taste like apple pie. I make it once a week and portion it out to be reheated in the morning. I usually add fresh berries, pumpkin seeds, and a touch of maple syrup to mine before eating.
Slow Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal
- 1 1/4 cup steel cut oats
- 2 diced apples (pears or peaches work too depending on the season)
- 2 cups soy milk (or your milk of choice)
- 3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- Dash salt
- Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and stir.
- Cook on low 4-6 hours or until liquid is absorbed
I jazz mine up before serving and I also add a little extra milk if I’m feeling like creamier oats. It’s really up to you on the cooking time. If you like thick oats cook longer and wait until you get a consistency you like. I also highly recommend buying slow cooker liners to use. It’s an extra expense, but it makes clean up so easy! You can find them near the sandwich bags and foil in the supermarket.