I know mornings can be crazy and hectic. Breakfast is probably the last thing you want to get together in the mornings. Luckily, if you have a few moments before crawling into bed at night you can toss this slow cooker apple cinnamon oats recipe together, set it on low for eight hours and wake up to this healthy and delicious overnight breakfast recipe that will have your house smelling like freshly baked apple pie.
Two important tips before starting the slow cooker apple cinnamon oats
Do not substitute any other type of oats for this recipe. Cooking times are based on using steel cut oats only.
It very important to either line or heavily grease the sides of your slow cooker crock before preparing this recipe. If you skip this step, the oats will stick to the sides and will be very difficult to remove.
Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oats Ingredients
1 c. steel cut oats
3 c. water
1 c. fresh apple cider
2 medium apples, cored and diced
1½ T. honey, preferably local
1 t. ground cinnamon
½ t. ground nutmeg
½ t. ground allspice
½ t. salt, to taste
1 medium apple, cored and diced
½ c. pecans, chopped
Real maple syrup
Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oats Directions
Add oats, water, cider, apples, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt to greased or lined slow cooker crock and stir to combine.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Actual cooking time will vary depending on your slow cooker, so check for doneness after 5 hours and adjust cooking time accordingly.
To serve, allow to cool slightly before spooning into bowls and topping with fresh chopped apples, pecans, and some real maple syrup, if desired.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 6-8 hours
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