I’ve been wanting to try oatmeal in the crockpot for a while and thought it would be perfect for Slow Cooker Sunday! I finally did it and made Crock Pot Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal!
I was inspired by a recipe from my friend Stephanie (A Year of Crockpot Cooking), after searching through her first Slow Cooker Cook Book.
Most oatmeal recipes are finished in a couple hours and there are a few for overnight oatmeal. This one is done in 2 hours, since I doubled the recipe…….because my crockpot is the larger one and it seems like I read somewhere that you want to double it if you’re using a larger one. Must have something to do with the consistency of the end result.
Crock Pot Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
I love oatmeal and I make it often the regular stove top way. My husband however isn’t a huge fan of eating oatmeal, but I didn’t realize how much he really just puts up with it after I made this dish. Double batch mind you. Upon claiming “it’s done!” and started to dish up, he took one look and said it looked too mushy and he would pass. When I gasped at his defiance, that’s when he told me he doesn’t really like oatmeal. Who is THIS man I’ve been married to for the past 16 years? How is it possible that he has kept this secret from me all this time? He was a trooper and at least tasted it, which he said was “alright”. I on the other hand thought it was tasty. It was creamy and not too sweet. It was just right for this goldie locks. I added milk and enjoyed my healthy breakfast. Would I make it again? Probably not since I seem to be the only one who enjoys oatmeal. Sure, my son will eat it, but he’d rather have toast. Again……….WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE IN MY HOUSE? So, here I am with a 5 quart crockpot full of oatmeal. I’m ready to stand on the street curb with my crockpot and ladle and serve up some breakfast. I even have coffee!
Crock Pot Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Recipe
This recipe is inspired by Stephanie’s Apple oatmeal. I tweaked it JUST a tad. Scroll down for a printable copy.
- 2 cups rolled oats (not quick or instant)
- 2 green apples, cored and chopped
- 4 cups milk
- 6 tablespoons brown sugar (if you’re out, you can make your own brown sugar)
- 2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
I used a large crockpot. If you are using a smaller 2 quart, then reduce each ingredient by half. Place all ingredients into your crockpot and stir. Cook on low for 2 hours. If you want to save this recipe, just print it off! Hopefully your family is a bit more grateful.
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