Mornings can be hectic, so this make-ahead overnight slow cooker steel cut oats recipe means a hearty and healthy breakfast will be ready to kick start your day. Just dump the ingredients into your slow cooker before bed and wake up to your house smelling like freshly baked apple pie when you wake up in the morning.In the colder months, start a batch in the morning for a warming after school snack.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 6-8 hours
Overnight Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats Ingredients
1 cup steel cut oats
3 cups water
1 cup apple cider, or apple juice if cider is not available
2 medium apples, peeled, cored and diced
1½ Tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Extra Toppings for Serving:
Diced apple or apple sauce
Chopped pecans or walnuts
Real maple syrup
Overnight Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats Directions
- Add oats, water, cider, apples, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg 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. Adjust cooking time accordingly.
- To serve, spoon into bowls and allow to cool slightly. Top with fresh chopped apples, nuts, and some real maple syrup, if desired.
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 grease the sides of your slow cooker crock before preparing this recipe to keep the oats from sticking and easier cleanup.