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  1. 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.

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

  2. 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 :)

  3. 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!

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

  4. You mention this is for a weeks worth of breakfasts but don’t mention how your store or reheat it?
    BTW I’m trying it tonight :)

    • You can store it in the fridge and it can be reheated on the stovetop or in the microwave. Personally, I’d recommend the stovetop! Report back with how you like it!

      • It was delicious!
        I probably want a little more cinnamon but that’s a minor change.
        I am not a big porridge fan but I will keep making this through our cooler months that’s for sure.

        • Awesome – Glad you liked it! It’s perfect for cold months, in my opinion. :) Add as much cinnamon as you please!

  5. Can this be doubled in a crockpot? We are throwing the teachers a surprise breakfast for first day back (70people) and I’d like to make a double batch.

  6. One tip for easy cleanup — put the ingredients into a big pyrex measuring cup (as big as will fit in your slowcooker, like 4 or 6-cup size) and then put the filled measuring cup in the slowcooker. Fill around the measuring cup with water. It cooks it water-bath style and then the pyrex cup just goes in the dishwasher (or fridge, then dishwasher!). SO easy. I do it all the time with plain steel-cut oats, and I’m excited to try this variation!

    • You must have a big slow cooker! We’re working with a small-medium sized one, so that doesn’t work for us. But if you’ve got a big one, that’s a great idea! Breakfast for a week at least. :)

    • You could try it with regular oats, but just cook it for 1/2 to 2/3 of the recommended cook time. I’ve never given it a shot, but I think it should work that way. Let me know if you try it!

  7. This looks easy & delicious… A perfect combo :). I’d like to print this recipe to give it to a family member ~ How do I do this without cutting and pasting? Thanks!

    • There’s a button directly under the nutritional information that says “Print.” That should allow you to easily print the recipe on one sheet of paper. :) Your family member will love you!

  8. I am making this tonight!! Or should I say I am throwing all the ingredients in the slow cooker and going to bed!! Looks delish!! I think I Will throw a few cinnamon sticks in the mix to get a more prominent cinnamon flavor and take the other peeps ideas and add some vanilla too :) thanks for the recipe!!

  9. I love how healthy and low calorie this breakfast is. Steel cut oats were harder to find than I thought but thankfully not too expensive once found at a local health food store. I was also surprised by what the looked like as they were finer than I expected.

    Ive just thrown all the ingredients into my slow cooker and look forward to eating some for breakfast tomorrow morning. If its as tasty as everyone says then I may have a hard time portioning it. If it turns out super delicious then I will try will different fruits too.

    • Hi Nadia –

      I’m glad you finally found steel cut oats! I love how inexpensive they are. Perfect for making big batches of this kind of recipe! Report back once your oatmeal is finished to let me know what you think!

      • At first I wasnt overly fussed by the dish as I hoped for something a bit more flavoursome; but the ease of cooking, healthiness and convenience convinced me to try it again and again. Im now hooked on this dish! So glad I found this recipe.

        I now have it each morning for breakfast making a fresh batch once a week. I get 6 meals out of it and dollop a generous amount of plain yoghurt on-top. Very healthy breakfast choice for an insulin resistant person who has a family history of diabetes and weigh issues. :-) Its a great meal in the steps to better health and well-being for me.

        I tried it once with tinned mangoes but preferred the apples version instead. I’ll experiment with other fruits when I get bored with the apple version.

        My slow cooker only needs it cooked for 5 hours as any longer and it started to dry out too much and even begin burning around the edges.

        • Hi Nadia –

          I’m so glad you’re a fan of this recipe! It sounds perfect for your dietary needs and I agree, it’s such a great, easy option. You can get a lot of meals out of one batch! I’ve heard people say that they like banana instead of apple, so that’s an idea too. :)

          Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts – report back with any more variations that you try!

  10. I leave the house for work at 2:30 a.m., and my wife and son get up around 8. I am going to turn this on monday morning and she will be surprised when she wakes up. Thanks!

  11. Other recipes use too much liquid. This turned out perfect when I left the slow cooker on warm for 10 hours. I read through comments and added a full tablespoon of cinnamon. I will make this again and experiment with other toppings like blueberries or strawberries! I might even use butter instead of coconut oil because I love the taste.

    • Hi Heather –

      I agree… and I can’t stand soupy oatmeal! So glad you enjoyed this recipe. There are a million ways to mix it up and reinvent the flavors. :)

  12. 5 hours? When do you start it? I’m thinking I don’t want to wake up at 2am to start this. Just curious what others do since it sounds awesome!!

    • Hi Jessica –

      You could start it around 10pm-midnight and just keep it on low temp. Add a bit more liquid to keep it from drying out. It should be fine!

  13. You mention in the recipe adding everything but the toppings to the crockpot. Can you clairify what parts of the ingredients list is toppings not to be added to the crockpot?

  14. Sorry I am not a cook. What would you call the “toppings” in this recipe? The cinnamon? Brown sugar? Or do you add all that and whatever else you want would be toppings?

    • Hi Robert –

      Sorry for the confusion! All of the ingredients go into the slow cooker and toppings are optional – things like nuts, fruit, extra cinnamon – added after the oatmeal is done cooking. I’ve clarified it in the recipe for future reference. Hope this helps!

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