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  • Dish type
  • Breakfast
  • Porridge

Imagine coming down to breakfast to the delicious smells of apple and cinnamon wafting round the kitchen. Nice!

99 people made this

IngredientsServes: 4

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 90g porridge oats
  • 700ml milk
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large apples - peeled, cored and cubed

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:7hr ›Ready in:7hr15min

  1. Grease the inside of your slow cooker with the butter (if you're not using the double boiler method in our tips section - recommended!)
  2. Put all the ingredients except for the apples into your slow cooker. Give it a good stir to mix well and dissolve the sugar (if using). Add the apples. Turn the slow cooker on to low and cook for 7 hours. Spoon into warmed bowls and serve.


To avoid overcooking your porridge, it's worth first trying this during the day when you can supervise it. I would strongly recommend using the double boiler method for this to save on washing up (porridge is hard to get off your slow cooker). Put all your ingredients into a bowl that sits snugly in your slow cooker. Pour water between the bowl and the slow cooker. Cook as per the above instructions.


You can use less or more depending on how creamy you like this or you can use half milk and half water.

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1/4 cup cracked wheat
3/4 cup rolled oats, not instant
3 cups warm water
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup apple, peeled and grated
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
honey or brown sugar

Combine the crack wheat, oats, water, raisins, wheat germ, apple, and cinnamon in a crock pot and stir well to combine.

Cover the crock pot and cook the porridge on low heat for 6 hours (or overnight on "warm") until the oats and wheat are soft.

To serve, spoon individual portions into bowls and top as desired with milk and honey or brown sugar.

15 Slow-Cooker Apple Recipes for When You Come Home From the Orchard

Going apple picking is a classic fall pastime, but figuring out what to do with a 10-pound bag of fruit can be a challenge. Enter: slow-cooker apple recipes. Whether you just got home from the orchard or you just got a little apple-happy at the supermarket, slow-cooker apple recipes can solve all your problems—and deliciously, at that.

The great thing is apples are so versatile, so these slow-cooker recipes range from breakfast to dinner to dessert to condiments. There’s apple crisp for sweets fans, apple oatmeal for early risers, apple pulled pork for meat fanatics, and a perfect apple butter recipe for anyone who wants to spread apple flavor on pretty much everything. (And hey, if you’re not feeling apple recipes this fall, we’ve got you covered with pumpkin dinner recipes, instead.)

No matter what mood you’re in, bookmark this list for whenever you find yourself with a few too many apples on hand. Your slow-cooker will help solve the problem in no time!

Overnight Oatmeal - Cinnamon Apple

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1 x


Easy slow cooker oatmeal with healthy apples and cinnamon. Prepare at night and enjoy in the morning.


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 ½ cups coconut milk (I used SoDelicious vanilla, from carton)
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 apples (cored, peeled, diced)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Optional for Topping

  • Additional cinnamon or brown sugar
  • Chopped nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc.
  • Fruit such as banana slices, fresh apple, or berries


  1. Spray the inside of your slow cooker with oil thoroughly. This step is very important!
  2. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker – oats, coconut milk, water, apples, brown sugar, coconut oil, cinnamon, and sea salt. Stir to combine well.
  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 your slow cooker takes before trying overnight.
  4. Serve and allow to cool. If desired, add toppings of your choice.


Serves 6-8.
Be sure to use STEEL CUT OATS. These are heartier and take longer to cook so they are better for slow cooking.
Experiment with different flavors and fruits.

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

In the one large bowl of overnight oats, I made with almond milk and Alpro yoghurt there are 366 calories. It is high in calcium and a good source of iron, vitamin D and potassium.

If you are looking for an special breakfast for a lazy Sunday morning, try my traditional Scottish Potato Scones.

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats


  • 1/2 cup/50g porridge oats (rolled oat flakes)
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 green apple, grated
  • 1 cup/250ml) milk
  • 1 𔊫 cup/80ml plain yoghurt


  1. In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients.
  2. Transfer into a cereal bowl, glass or jar, cover and chill in the fridge overnight.
  3. That's it! It's ready to enjoy for breakfast. You can take it out 10 minutes before eating it to take the chill off if you prefer.
  4. Enjoy!


Creamy Blueberry, Banana and Coconut Porridge


This is really fascinating to me, because my Mum did something like this when I was a kid - only oats soaked in soya milk overnight were the basis of some really amazing . waffles.

She also put them in the slow cooker overnight and we ate those with dates and nuts. The sweet potato version would come in handy then. Sounds so delicious! Now, if it would just properly get dark and wintery a bit faster.

Really? A waffle mix. If you find that recipe do let me know! I like the sound of dates and nuts but not sure I would get the slow cooker out for porridge as it's so quick to cook, although I suppose if you have a big family it would be ideal.

This is a great healthy recipe! I can't wait to try it. Cheers

Apple cinnamon oatmeal has always been my favorite! I love that this recipe is so much better for you than the packaged oatmeal!

Oh goodness yes, you should always make it fresh. Much healthier and tastier.

You've convinced me to give overnight oats a try. Like you my favourite breakfast is a warm bowl of porridge and so I just couldn't imagine ever choosing to eat my porridge cold! But this recipe sounds delicious!

If you think people eat cereal cold, it's not really much different, but if it's cold in your house in the morning at this time of year, you may want to stick to hot porridge.

what a comforting perfect breakfast .. my son loves oatmeal and leaves early for work so this will be perfect for him

Yes, perfect and no fuss to just take it out of the fridge in the morning and tuck in.

I've been looking for a healthy breakfast recipe that my kids would love. YUM!

I hope they enjoy it Krissy. I am sure they would love it with chocolate spread or banana and peanut butter.

Sounds yummy! I have never had overnight oats before so really need to try this, just need to get some yogurt:-)

Go get some girl and try overnight oats.

Sounds delicious! I really need to try the overnight oats thing, especially now that the weather has turned to chilly enough to appreciate oatmeal in the morning.

Do give them a go but if you are feeling chilly hot porridge would be better.

I hadn't realised until I read this that overnight oats are eaten cold, I think I would prefer them warm, especially with these wonderful apple pie flavours. But I am sure I could adapt it! The cold version makes sense for hotter months though!

To be honest if you prefer then hot then just make porridge Kavey. Nearly as quick.

It's been far too long since I've had any overnight oats and it seems like the perfect time of year to add some apple and cinnamon to my next batch! Sounds like a great start to the day.

Yes it's certainly seasonal and so tasty too.

I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x

Why slow cooker overnight apple cinnamon oats?

Well, in general, overnight oats are one of my favorite things to make because it&rsquos so hands off.

The best way to utilize this is when you&rsquore having overnight guests.

Everyone wakes up at different times and instead of being concerned about, &ldquowhat&rsquos for breakfast?&rdquo if you have a batch of slow cooker overnight apple cinnamon oats ready when everyone wakes up, they can serve themselves a bowl with their coffee.

It helps the entire household out and you won&rsquot have any hangry guests or anyone rummaging through your pantry for something to tame that hunger!

Slow cooker porridge can take anywhere from 2 hours to 6 hours on low. If you leave it to cook for much longer than the 6 hours the oats might end up too soft and mushy, or start to stick to the side of the bowl.

Top Tip: To slow down the cook time, as well as prevent the porridge from sticking to the side of the slow cooker, you can cook the porridge in a large casserole dish and place that in the slow cooker. Pour a little water in the slow cooker so it comes up to around half way.

You can also use a timer to set the slow cooker off to start later, or, if your slow cooker has a keep warm feature, you can use that instead.

Apple and cinnamon porridge recipe

Jessica Dady June 7, 2021 6:00 am

Nutrition per portion

This apple and cinnamon porridge is a perfect healthy breakfast and will keep you full throughout the morning.

Apple and cinnamon porridge is a great way to bring a new flavour combination into your weekly breakfast. The sharpness of the apples and sweetness of the cinnamon come together to create a real soul-warming and hearty flavour. You can keep as is or pack out with some walnuts and a drizzle of honey for an extra special start to the morning. And if you’re in a rush, adapt this porridge method by just microwaving the oats and milk on a high setting for two to three minutes.


  • Author: Sneh Roy
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1 x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian


For the applesauce

  • 2 medium apples ( 250g ), peeled and cored
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

For the oats

  • 1 cup ( 180g ) steel cut oats
  • 250 ml applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 cups ( 1 litre) whole milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • fresh apple slices, to serve
  • pecan nuts, to serve
  • fresh cream, to serve
  • maple syrup or honey, to serve


  1. Place all the ingredients for the applesauce in the jug of a blender and process until smooth. The above recipe yields 250ml applesauce.
  2. Place oats, applesauce, butter, milk and cinnamon in a deep 1.2 litre ceramic bowl that fits inside the pot of your slow cooker. Place this ceramic bowl inside the pot of your slow cooker and fill the slow cooker with water until it comes about halfway up the ceramic bowl containing oats.
  3. Place the lid of the slow cooker on and cook the oats on low for 8 hours.
  4. To serve, scoop porridge in a bowl. Arrange apple slices around the porridge, top with a generous dollop of fresh cream, drizzle with maple syrup or honey and sprinkle pecan nuts.


If you don’t have steel cut oats, use rolled oats and reduce cook time to 5-6 hours on low.

Do not use instant oats for a slow cooking recipe.

To eat, simply reheat or warm in microwave and serve with toppings.

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Slow Cooker Apple Oatmeal

Can you imagine waking up and having a hot delicious breakfast waiting there for you? Just open the lid, and ladle the creamy oatmeal onto a bowl and start the day off right.

This Slow Cooker Apple Oatmeal is full of flavor with the use of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. Kinda like apple pie in the morning. Top with your favorite ingredients like almonds, maple syrup, or some more cinnamon.

Lately, I’ve been using my crock pot for everything! It works for breakfast, lunch and even dessert. Now that I’ve been busier, I need some recipes that don’t need babysitting and this apple oatmeal is the perfect one.

Instead of standing over the stove stirring and mixing, I just throw everything in the slow cooker and let him do all the work. Since it cooks overnight, the flavors develop much more intensely without the apples turning mushy.

Winter is the time to crave comfort food and believe it or not, mornings has been really cold in Miami these past few days. Waking up to a hot bowl of apple oatmeal has warmed me up inside by starting the day off right. My girls love it too!

This Slow Cooker Apple Oatmeal recipe makes a big batch. You can just refrigerate the leftovers and just microwave with a splash of almond milk and it will taste perfect.

I hope you can try these delicious Slow Cooker Apple Oatmeal at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.

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