Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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Cook this overnight and wake up to a delicious breakfast!

Dig into a bowl of our Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal without any guilt at all!

Nothing beats waking up to a yummy, belly-warming bowl of oatmeal. It’s healthy, tasty, and filling, which is why we love oatmeal for breakfast. Your body will definitely thank you for this starting your day with this Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal! Each spoonful delivers rich, creamy goodness bursting with apple cinnamon flavors that simply melt in your mouth. This clean-eating oatmeal recipe cooks low and slow overnight, unveiling an incredible taste in the morning.

Catch Some Extra Zzzs With This Tasty Oatmeal!

This yummy oatmeal will warm you up on a cold morning!
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Forget waking up at the crack of dawn to make breakfast! This apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe will allow you to hit the snooze button once (or even twice!). We love slow cooker recipes like this one because of the surefire simplicity involved. This recipe calls for just five minutes of prep work. It can be thrown together the night before and tossed in the slow cooker to cook while you sleep.

After preparing your ingredients, the appliance does the rest of the work for you. You can sleep soundly while looking forward to a delicious breakfast once you get out of bed!

This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Offers Plenty of Health Benefits!

Our yummy apple cinnamon oatmeal will keep you going all morning long.
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This healthy, satisfying breakfast is packed with the mouthwatering flavors of autumn. It not only tastes incredible, but it also offers health benefits as well. Each smooth and creamy spoonful carries a hint of sweetness, thanks to the use of apples and cinnamon. These ingredients also offer vitamins and anti-inflammatory benefits your body will appreciate.

Let’s Talk About Oatmeal

This slow cooker oatmeal is a super stress-free breakfast.
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Oatmeal, in general, ranks high on our list of powerful foods to add to your diet. Oats offer a great source of carbs and fiber, and it contains various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The antioxidants in oatmeal can help lower blood pressure and deliver anti-inflammatory effects as well.

Meanwhile, beta-glucan (a soluble fiber in oats) can promote good bacteria growth in the digestive tract and help you feel fuller after eating. Besides curbing cravings and increasing satiety, this fiber can also lower cholesterol levels and stabilize your insulin responses. Ultimately, this apple cinnamon oatmeal can help with weight loss by keeping you satisfied and less prone to snacking between meals. All good things!

All in all, oatmeal acts as a nutrient-dense superfood loaded with powerful benefits. We’re here for it! Learn more about the powers of oatmeal by checking out Why Oatmeal Is The Best Breakfast You Can Eat!

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Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

A warm breakfast that you didn't have to labor over first thing in the morning, this delicious overnight oatmeal will help you start your day off right.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Yield 2 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats not quick cooking
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups water
  • enough water to fill slow cooker 1/4 of the way full
  • 1/2 apple small, chopped
  • unrefined sweetener of choice to taste


  • In a small heat-proof bowl (that can hold at least two cups of water), stir together oats, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt. The apples can also be added in here. I chose to keep mine out to stir in after cooking, but this is up to you. Pour two cups of water over oats.
  • Fill Slow Cooker about 1/4 to 1/2 of the way full with water (this will depend on the size of your Slow Cooker). Add the heatproof bowl with the oat mixture to the Slow Cooker. The bowl with the oats/cinnamon/vanilla has water in it, and also sits in the slow cooker surrounded by water. The water level should rise almost to the top of the bowl.
  • Turn Slow Cooker on low for 7-8 hours overnight. Using a large spoon, remove the bowl from Slow Cooker (it will be very hot!). Stir in chopped apple and sweetener of choice. Devour!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 582mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian

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  1. LOVE this recipe. Tried it for the first time this morning, and I think it is going to become a staple in this house!! 🙂

  2. If I'm doubling, tripling, etc the recipe do I double, triple, etc ALL the ingredients in one big bowl or is it better to just make several small bowls to keep the ingredient proportions right. Thanks!

  3. Does the heat proof bowl need to have a cover? I'm just not too sure what kind of heat proof bowl to use? A heavy duty tupperware bowl or a metal/glass type of bowl? 🙂 Anxious to try this recipe!!!

  4. Why did mine come out so watered down? It’s almost as if the water from the outside of the bowl bubbled into my small bowl of oatmeal so it is just a bowl of oats floating in water this morning. Very disappointed. Any suggestions?

  5. I usually cook my quick oats using milk in the microwave. Would like to try this recipe with steel oats as I have some but have never cooked steel oats previously. Could unsweetened almond milk be used in place of the water and how much longer would they need to cook? If I can make it work, this is an ideal recipe for me to fix for my husband’s breakfast who gets up shortly after 4:00 AM to prepare for work. Really like your recipes and thank you for the help.

    1. Mary Lee, Definitely almond milk can be used and the cooking time should remain the same. 🙂

  6. What size slow cooker does this recipe use? I have a 5 or 3 QT. I don’t want it to burn as it seems a small recipe. Thanks.

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