Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal – Cinnamon Apple

Overnight Slow Crock Oatmeal - Cinnamon Apple

If I had a nickel for every time I burnt my mouth on hot food, I’d be well on my way to an extended Caribbean vacation by now. It’s not something I’m proud of. In fact, it’s kind of embarrassing. You would think that I would eventually learn to just freakin’ wait. But see, that would require patience, which is something I don’t have. That’s another topic for another day.

Overnight Slow Crock Oatmeal - Cinnamon Apple

I’ve burnt my mouth on coffee, pizza, pie, lasagna, cookies, and soup. And now, I can say that I’ve burnt my mouth on crockpot oatmeal. The stuff was in the slow cooker for upwards of 6 hours: that’s a pretty good indicator that it’s going to be hotter than hellfire. Did that stop me? Nope. The excitement was just too much. Food blogging is dangerous business, I tell ya.

Now that we’ve gotten that out into the open, I feel I should also confess that this is the first time I’ve ever used a crock pot. We got it for our wedding [August 2012] and it took us this long to test drive it. It’s going to be seeing a lot of use around here from now on. It’s sheer brilliance. You throw everything in, turn it on, and leave it to do all the work. I know this isn’t news to like, anyone else on the planet, but I’m still pretty amazed.

Overnight Slow Crock Oatmeal - Cinnamon Apple

This oatmeal is a delicious way to warm yourself and fuel up before starting the day. It will keep you feeling full until at least lunchtime. And another bonus? One batch will last at least about a week. You combine everything in a pot, walk away, and return to find a week’s worth of awesome. What’s not to love?

I leave you with these parting words. Learn from my mistakes – let this stuff cool for a good long while before digging in. Scoop yourself a bowl, do your makeup and hair, get dressed, and then come back for breakfast. Tongue blisters ain’t cute, y’all.

Overnight Slow Crock Oatmeal - Cinnamon Apple

Overnight Slow Crock Oatmeal - Cinnamon Apple

Overnight Oatmeal - Cinnamon Apple
Serves 8
Easy slow cooker oatmeal. Prepare at night and enjoy in the morning.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
5 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
5 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 apples (cored, peeled, diced)
  2. 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  3. 1 1/2 cups water
  4. 1 cup steel cut oats
  5. 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  6. 1 tablespoon sucanat (or another tablespoon of brown sugar)
  7. 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  8. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  9. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Toppings
  1. raisons, pecans, walnuts, apples, bananas, etc.
Instructions
  1. 1. Spray the inside of your slow cooker with oil thoroughly (very IMPORTANT)
  2. 2. Add all ingredients except your toppings to the slow cooker.
  3. 3. Cook on low for 5-7 hours depending on your cooker. Some take longer and some are faster. We recommend trying a test run during the day to see how long yours takes before trying overnight.
Notes
  1. Serves 6-8.
  2. Be sure to use STEEL CUT OATS. These are heartier and take longer to cook so they are better for slow cooking.
  3. Experiment with different flavors and fruits.
Adapted from Thefitchen.com
Adapted from Thefitchen.com
The Fitchen http://thefitchen.com/

Comments

  1. Stacey says

    Ok- made this last night- great smell in the house this morning. I added sugar in the raw, more cinnamon and bananas as my topping. And a little more skim milk cuz it needed a little more liquidity (made up that word just now!). It was GOOD- I may omit the apples next time…..and add them as a topping. Liked it- would make again with some tweaks.

    • thefitchen says

      Mmmm… excellent modifications! I like the idea of adding bananas and more cinnamon is always a good idea. I’m glad you enjoyed! :)

  2. Shanique says

    I made this and it was delicious! My jar of coconut oil wouldn’t open so I left it out :( I added nutmeg and vanilla extract to it and use slivered almonds as my topping. This slow cooker oatmeal will be a regular :)

    • thefitchen says

      I have the hardest time getting my coconut oil open, too! Way to improvise though, lol. So glad you enjoyed – vanilla is a great idea for this recipe!

  3. Angie says

    Made this today… and it was YUMMMYYYY!!! Mine was done in about 5 1/2 hours and had my kitchen smelling delicious! I pretty much followed the directions, but added a bit more cinnamon and a splash of vanilla. Thanks for sharing!

    • thefitchen says

      Mmm that sounds like a great modification! Happy you enjoyed! Isn’t it such a great, easy breakfast?

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