Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

No need to dream of a white Christmas…

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And by the looks of the upcoming temperatures its not going anywhere for a while!

I’m feeling totally festive with the snow down & the presents all wrapped. I had the best weekend with Ryan, finishing our shopping & driving around looking at Christmas lights. Sunday we were snowed in and I think we listened to every Christmas song ever written and wrapped gifts until I ran out of paper! It’s so nice having him with me this season ๐Ÿ™‚


If you live in the Fredericton area you HAVE to check out the Lincoln Light Show! It’s a sweet light display synced to music that you can tune your radio station to. The owners stand outside in the evenings for the 2 weeks before Christmas and collect donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They raised more than $29,000 over the last three years, including $13,000 last year alone (source).

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Pretty amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

In the food department, my go-to breakfast lately has been oats… but not just any oats! I thought I’d eaten oats in every way, shape or form one could possible eat oats. I was wrong… oh, so wrong. There is nothing like steel cut oats in the slow cooker with apples & cinnamon.

I’ve heard tell of this slow cooker oatmeal for a long time before I gave it a shot. I just thought, why bother when its so quick to make my quick oats in the morning?


Why bother?! Because these oats taste AMAZING and actually, they ARE much quicker in the mornings. You need about 10 minutes to prepare on a given evening, then you’ve got instant breakfast for 6 mornings or the next day for the whole family.

I have to thank my friend Jenna for sharing this recipe with me from Weight Watchers. I searched everywhere online for the recipe to link up WW but couldn’t find the version she gave me. So, today is your lucky day! From me to you, slightly adapted: the quickest, most delicious oats you can imagine. Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ˜‰

Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Adapted from Weight Watchersย 

Serves: Makes 6 x 3/4 cup servings
Calories: ~215 per serving
Prep time: 10 min
Total time: 4 hrs



  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 apples
  • 4 cups water
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins (or other dried fruit)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  1. Peel & chop apples into half inch pieces.
  2. Add oats, apples, oats, water, cinnamon & raisins to slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, depending on how creamy you like your oats*.
  4. When finished cooking, stir in almond milk and maple syrup.

Transfer finished product to an air-tight container and pop a serving in the microwave or warm on the stove each morning for a quick breakfast. I also like to add in a little extra almond milk with each serving ๐Ÿ™‚

*I cooked my first batch for 5 hours and my second for 4. Both were good but I preferred the texture of the 4-hour batch.


Liz xo


13 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

  1. The snow is so pretty! I would love for it to snow here, if only for one day. The light show looked so nice and I love that they raise money for such a good cause with it.

    Steel cut oats are my favorite but I don’t eat them as often because they take so long to cook. Preparing them in a slow cooker is a brilliant idea! They look perfect for that snowy weather.

    • Its been snowing here everyday; its getting kind of ridiculous! Its beautiful now but I’ll trade it for your Cali weather after January 1 ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I have the same feelings towards steel cut oats. I never bothered with them because of the time but the crockpot makes it a cinch!

  2. Merry “White” Christmas to you!! Here in SoCal there’s no snow. There’s still a chill in the air which is all I need to get into the Christmas spirit. I want to wish you a very happy holiday season and take a moment to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed following your blog for the past few months. Your blog really rocks! Celeste ๐Ÿ™‚

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