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Apple Cinnamon Slow Cooker Oats

Apple pie, meet oatmeal. Who can say no to dessert for breakfast?! Hearty steel-cut oats are cooked low and slow overnight along with fresh apple, pumpkin pie spice, and milk for extra creaminess. Add this recipe to your rotation for hassle-free mornings!

Servings: 4

Serving Size: about 1 ¼ cup (267g)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 6-7 hours

Nutrition Facts:  205 calories / 34.5g carbs / 10.5g protein / 2.5g fat

Apple Cinnamon Slow Cooker Oats


  • 1 cup (144g) steel-cut oats

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 cups “Fairlife” nonfat ultra-filtered milk

  • 1 small (149g) apple (grated or chopped)

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker. Stir well. Turn to “low” and cook for 6-7 hours or until the oats are soft and creamy. You can also cook on “high” for about 3 hours.

  2. Before serving, add your desired toppings (macros not included.) Our favorites are chopped walnuts, dried cranberries, apple slices, maple syrup, coconut flakes, ground flaxseed, hemp seeds, or nut butter!


  1. Avoid cooking the oatmeal for longer than 7-8 hours otherwise, it may get mushy. Use a slow cooker with a timer if cooking for a longer period overnight.

  2. Grate the apples for a smooth, creamy texture. If you like a chewier texture, chop into ½-inch pieces rather than grating.

  3. Use any variety of apple. The sweeter the apple (Fuji or Honeycrisp, for example), the sweeter the oats will taste.

  4. To make dairy-free, substitute unsweetened almond milk for the Fairlife milk. The macros are: 31g carbs / 4.5g protein / 4g fat / 176 calories.

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