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Slow Cooker, Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Servings 7 3/4 cup
Calories 150kcal


  • 2 apples 2½ to 3 cups chopped, peeled, cored, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • cups fat-free milk
  • cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or substitute maple syrup or other desired sweetener
  • tablespoons butter optional, cut into 5-6 pieces
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Optional garnishes: chopped nuts raisins, maple syrup, additional milk or butter


  • Coat inside of 3½ quart (or largeslow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients (except optional toppingto slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for approx. 7 hours (slow cooker times can vary). Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired.


Store leftovers in refrigerator. Freezes well.
To reheat single servings: Put 1-cup cooked oatmeal in microwave proof bowl. Add 1/3 cup fat-free milk. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Continue cooking for another minute, or until hot.
Recipe can be doubled in 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Increase cooking time 1 hour.