Crock-Pot Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal

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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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Good morning!

Now that crock-pot season is here, I find myself using mine ALL the time. On Sunday afternoon, I made a big batch of apple cinnamon steel-cut oatmeal in my crock-pot, so breakfast was especially quick, easy, and delicious this week. All I had to do was pop my oatmeal in the microwave for a couple of minutes and breakfast was done. Simple as that!

Crock-Pot Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Thanks to some mighty filling steel-cut oats + coconut milk and the magic of slow-cooking, this batch of oatmeal turned out so incredibly thick and creamy. It stuck to my ribs and kept me full for hours, right up until lunchtime, no problem. And, of course, I loved all of the wonderful flavors of the season in my daily bowl of oatmeal: apples, cinnamon, vanilla, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. Mmm! I truly enjoyed my mornings this week!

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  • 1 cup steel-cut oats (rolled oats would probably work too)
  • 1 can coconut milk (~13.5 ounces)
  • 2.5 cups milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1.5 cups chopped apples (any variety would work)
  • 1 tsp cinnamin
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (optional – depends how sweet you like your oatmeal)
  • chopped walnuts, almond slices, pumpkin seeds, etc. (optional)
  • pinch of salt

Directions: Combine above ingredients in a crock-pot. Stir, cover, and cook on low heat for 2 hours.

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Serve immediately.


Or portion into microwave-safe containers for the easiest, quickest, and most delicious breakfast ever!


Recipe makes 4 servings.


Quick note: By the end of the week, my oatmeal got kind of sticky and gooey, so I stirred in some milk to make it creamy again. Worked like a charm!



  1. This is so funny…I was thinking today how I needed to google crockpot steel cut oats recipes because I have a ton I need to cook and a TON of apples! Definitely going to try this one to help clean out my pantry 🙂

  2. I love the idea of making breakfast once for the week and then reheating it! I’m so variable with what I crave though day-to-day. I think once it gets colder here in the NW oatmeal will become my go-to. I’m happy it’s apple cinnamon too! I’m getting sick of pumpkin 😛

  3. Can you double the recipe to make more. If so do you think I could freeze this? I don’t mind eating the same thing for a whole week. I’ve been looking for a new crock pot and I like yours. Thanks for the recipe. You got me hooked to breakfast sandwitch.

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