Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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Cook this overnight and wake up to a delicious breakfast!

slow cooker oatmeal

This is a guest recipe from healthy living recipe blog, Studio Cuisine. The recipes you’ll find there contain whole, natural ingredients that can be found in almost any pantry. Studio Cuisine maintains an easy-going approach when it comes to recipes, and is a must-visit for anyone looking for simple dishes that are easy to prepare and delicious. It’s a lighthearted blog that stresses the importance of using food as a source of fuel, rather than a source of stress.

This recipe can be thrown together in less than five minutes and tossed in your Slow Cooker overnight. When you wake up, a healthy and satisfying breakfast with the flavors of autumn will be ready and waiting for you to devour!

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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.

  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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