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Apple Cinnamon Crock Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal

Creamy, warmly-spiced Apple Cinnamon Crock Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal is a marvelous make-ahead breakfast to share with family. Set it up the night before and have delicious oatmeal in the morning!

Crock Pot Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal - gluten-free, refined sugar-free and healthy!

Have you ever made steel cut oatmeal in your crock pot?

If you’ve made steel cut oats, you know it can be time-consuming to prepare it on the stove top. It requires 30 to 40 minutes of cook time, and because it can boil over easily, it needs to be monitored. My solution to this? Preparing steel cut oats in the crock pot!

The major benefit to this recipe is you simply put all the ingredients in a crock pot, give it a stir, and let it sit on low heat. You’ll end up with plenty of oatmeal that you can bring to work for breakfast throughout the week, or you can make this for friends and/or family when you’re entertaining overnight guests.

Recipe Notes:

  • I will say, you’ll definitely want to use full-fat canned coconut milk in this recipe to ensure the oatmeal doesn’t stick to the sides of your crock pot. The coconut milk will make the steel cut oatmeal super thick and creamy and delicious!
  • While you can serve the steel cut oatmeal with almond milk, I don’t recommend using almond milk for the cooking portion of this recipe, as it has a tendency to separate.
  • You can replace the pure maple syrup with honey or brown sugar if that’s your preference over pure maple syrup.
  • If you’re looking to serve more than 4 people, simply double the recipe!

Apple Cinnamon Crock Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal - refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and healthy breakfast

Enjoy your morning porridge!

Crock Pot Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal - gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and healthy!

Apple Cinnamon Crock Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal

The coziest fall breakfast, this Apple Cinnamon Crock Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal is the perfect way to start the day!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
6 people



  • Add all of the ingredients to a crock pot and stir well.
  • Place crock pot on the low setting for 7 to 9 hours, until the liquid has been absorbed. If possible, stir the oatmeal part of the way through.
  • Serve generous portions of oatmeal with your sweetener of choice (honey or pure maple syrup recommended), almond milk, coconut milk, or regular milk, plus additional raisins and walnuts.


*You can also use buckwheat grouts or buckwheat porridge for this recipe
**Replace ghee with unsalted butter or vegan butter spread to keep the recipe vegan
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot recipes, overnight steel cut oats, steel cut oats
Servings: 6 people
Author: Julia
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Saturday 5th of October 2019

Nutrition informations?


Tuesday 8th of December 2015

can I use quick cook steel cut's all i have in the pantry?


Wednesday 9th of December 2015

Hi there! I've never tested the recipe using quick cook. My guess is you'd be better off making the recipe on the stove top with the quick cook versus the crock pot. Let me know if you try either method!

Jennie @themessybakerblog

Monday 6th of January 2014

Um, I need those boot cuffs. How adorb. Also, I need a bowl of oats for breakfast. Going over to visit Stephie.

Heather @ The Soulful Spoon

Sunday 5th of January 2014

This looks AMAZING. I just found your blog today and I'm hooked! I adore oatmeal, so of course, checked out your oatmeal recipes first:) I just adore your style of blogging and your tastes in food.I can't wait to see what's up next! You're very talented:)


Thursday 2nd of January 2014

Ok. Here's a real question. I'm planning on this for our breakfast Sunday. We'll get up around 7:30 for church, but I'm a light weight as far as staying up late, so it's 10:30 PM when we turn out the light (at the latest). That's right at 9 hours. If it goes a little over, is that a big deal, or should I make it the day before and then re-heat it? Thoughts??


Thursday 2nd of January 2014

You should be fine, but maybe add a little extra liquid. Mine came out pretty thick, so I'd go liberal on the liquid and you'll be good to go. Yaaay, I'm glad you're making this! :)

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