Making oatmeal in your slow cooker is a great way to make up a large batch. Crock Pot Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal only takes 2 hours, making it nice for weekends. Using fresh apples and adding a few pecans later makes this recipe a kid favorite.
I was inspired by a recipe from my friend Stephanie (A Year of Crockpot Cooking), after searching through her first Slow Cooker Cook Book.
This slow cooker oatmeal is not an overnight recipe, although you can find one if needed.
This recipe can be made as a single batch in your regular size slow cooker, but If you’re using a large crockpot (5 or 6 quart), you’ll want to double your recipe. This will give you a non-mushy consistency.
Crock Pot Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
I love oatmeal and I make it often the regular stove top way. My husband, however, isn’t a huge fan of eating oatmeal, but I didn’t realize how much he really just puts up with it after I made this dish. Double batch mind you. Upon claiming “it’s done!” and started to dish up, he took one look and said it looked too mushy and he would pass. When I gasped at his defiance, that’s when he told me he doesn’t really like oatmeal. Who is THIS man I’ve been married to for the past 16 years? How is it possible that he has kept this secret from me all this time? He was a trooper and at least tasted it, which he said was “alright”. I, on the other hand, thought it was tasty. It was creamy and not too sweet. It was just right for this goldie locks. I added milk and enjoyed my healthy breakfast. Would I make it again? Probably not since I seem to be the only one who enjoys oatmeal. Sure, my son will eat it, but he’d rather have toast. Again……….WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE IN MY HOUSE? So, here I am with a 5-quart crockpot full of oatmeal. I’m ready to stand on the street curb with my crockpot and ladle and serve up some breakfast. I even have coffee!
How to make Slow Cooker Oatmeal
This recipe is inspired by Stephanie’s Apple Oatmeal. I tweaked it JUST a tad. Scroll down for a printable copy.
I used a large crockpot. If you are using a smaller 2 quart, then reduce each ingredient by half. Place all ingredients into your crockpot and stir. Cook on low for 2 hours. If you want to save this recipe, just print it off! Hopefully, your family is a bit more grateful. Add any other favorite fruits. Raisins, dried apricots, dried cherries.
Add any other favorite fruits. Raisins, dried apricots, dried cherries.
Can I use this recipe for Overnight Oatmeal?
This recipe is not suggested for an overnight oats recipe. Here is an overnight steel cut oats recipe.