Wake Up to the Smells of Baked Apples

No one loves getting up an hour before the kids just to carefully tend a pot of steel cut oats, even if they make a delicious and wholesome breakfast with a delightfully chewy texture. If you have a slow cooker and the time it take to peel a couple of apples, you can have your oats and sleep in too. Better yet, when you wake up, your kitchen will be filled with the enticing scent of your favorite fall spice blend.

Irish or Steelcut Oatmeal
Irish or Steelcut Oatmeal / Mr. T in DC / CC BY 2.0

Slow Cooker Apple-Spice Oatmeal

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Nothing says fall like the smell of apples and spice drifting through the kitchen. Wake up to this luscious scent and a comforting bowl of hot oatmeal with this simple slow cooker oatmeal recipes that will get your family started on the right foot with a hearty serving of whole grains and fruit.

Servings: 4 (373 g )

Prep Time: 10 mins.

Cook Time: 9 hours


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp. cardamom (optional)
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup 1% milk


  1. In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients and set to LOW heat.
  2. Cover and let cook for 8-9 hours.
  3. Stir and remove to serving bowls.