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Crockpot steel cut oats in a bowl

Apple Crockpot Steel Cut Oats

Apple Crockpot Steel Cut Oats are the easiest meal prep breakfast! They're wholesome and hearty with apples and cinnamon, and they're dairy and gluten-free!

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  • 2 medium apples cored, peeled, and cut into 1" cubes (I like to use the Granny Smith and Pink Lady varieties)
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 cups almond milk or your favorite dairy or non dairy milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup or substitute with brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Spray the inside of the slow cooker generously with cooking spray. Place the diced apples in the bottom.
  • Place the oats, milk, water, maple syrup, and ground cinnamon in a large bowl and stir to combine. Pour the oat mixture over the the apples.
  • Cover and cook over low heat for 6-8 hours* or until the oats are cooked and the majority of the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Serve with additional milk if desired, and top with additional apples, cinnamon or your favorite toppings. Enjoy!


  • *Cooking times will vary depending on your slow cooker. It's best to cook the oats for the first time during the day so you know exactly how long it takes to get the perfect consistency for you. The oats get very crispy around the edges the longer they cook, and can even burn. Having a slow cooker with a timer is ideal if you sleep longer than the oats take to cook!
  • Cooking spray is a must as the oats stick to the sides of the slow cooker, making clean-up a chore. You can also use a slow cooker liner or foil.
  • This recipe makes enough for leftovers, which I store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in a microwave or pan on the stovetop with the milk of your choice.


Calories: 170kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 10mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 15g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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