Apple-Cinnamon Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Apple-Cinnamon Slow Cooker Oatmeal

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 167.8
  • Total Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.3 mg
  • Sodium: 142.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g

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Introduction

Start the day off right with sweet and creamy slow cooker oats for breakfast. The evaporated milk adds such creaminess that you'll think you're having pudding for breakfast. Start the day off right with sweet and creamy slow cooker oats for breakfast. The evaporated milk adds such creaminess that you'll think you're having pudding for breakfast.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 cups rolled oats
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    2 Granny smith apples, peeled and diced
    1/2 cup evaporated 2% milk



Tips

Add raisins, honey, ground flaxseed or chopped walnuts before serving, if desired.


Directions

Coat the inside of a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker, then pour in 6 cups of water. Cover and set on low heat for 8-9 hours.

Serving Size: Makes 6 one-cup servings

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  • 72 of 72 people found this review helpful
    I make a similar recipe with steel cut oats (1 1/2 cups), NO evaporated milk, 1/4 cup sliced almonds, and 5 cups of water for 8 hours; love it. - 3/28/12

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  • Very Good
    50 of 50 people found this review helpful
    My favorite breakfast is oatmeal! Sometimes, I don't have time to make it though. This recipe makes it possible to have it every morning! I put it in six microwaveable dishes with lids, and refrigerate. Then pack one to go if breakfast is going to be a little later, and not at home! - 5/16/12

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  • Very Good
    44 of 45 people found this review helpful
    Terrific recipe, and versatile--can easily reduce it or increase it, depending on how many you need to serve, add or change ingredients, and slow cook it or not! I used steel-cut oats, added water and a half cup of Greek yogurt in place of evapo milk and natural unsweetened applesauce for one apple. - 5/9/12

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  • 41 of 41 people found this review helpful
    I have a similar recipe but doesn't use milk. For the liquid I use Apple juice, instead of water. I also add walnuts, raisins, and nutmeg. Every batch tastes just a bit different as I love to experiment. - 3/29/12

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  • 34 of 34 people found this review helpful
    Just a comment for those who don't know this already: but the oats that take 3 minutes in the microwave/stove top are QUICK oats. 'Real' oats take much longer and is what should be used here. Also, subbing apple juice for the milk is a very high calorie sub. add a star anise or cloves for a change. - 11/23/12

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  • Good
    24 of 24 people found this review helpful
    Waking up to the smell of fresh apple cinnamon oatmeal was wonderful, but I didn't like the consistency of the recipe. This was much too mushy for me. If you like runnier oatmeal, you will like this recipe. - 3/27/12

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  • Very Good
    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
    The original recipe is very good. Last night I discovered I didn't have the apples. So I substituted 1 c. unsweetened blueberry applesauce and cut the water back by 1/2 cup. It worked great and shows how versatile this recipe can be. No reason to miss a hot breakfast ever again, even running late! - 3/8/12

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  • Very Good
    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Made this last night using 5 cups of water and and cooked it for 9 hours. It turned out perfect. Will be great having leftovers for work the rest of the week. - 4/3/12

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  • 11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    The taste was fine but the consistency was soupy. Read other comments and would like to use steel cut oats next time. - 4/2/12

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made this during the day, so that it was done at night, then refrigerated it in 1-cup containers overnight. The consistency was perfect in the morning! Great recipe, and I'll look forward to trying it with steel-cut oats. - 12/2/12

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    this is a very good recipe except I just make it with water instead of milk and add a little brown sugar to it.it makes a lot so I freeze my portions and I'm ready for my early mornings at work. - 11/22/13

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Made with vanilla soy milk-was fabu! - 3/28/12

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  • Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    When I make this, I use 2 cups steel-cut rolled oats, 4 cups water (no milk), 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 apple diced and 1/2 cup raisins. When I serve, I add splenda or truvia because it needs "something"! This is so nice to wake up to. - 6/19/13

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  • 5 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. Can Fat Free Evaporated Milk be used? - 3/8/12

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I make this but reduce the water to five cups and add a little ground cloves, ginger chopped walnuts and raisins to cook all night. The raisins plump so nice and are like a little burst of flavor all their own when you bite into them. - 11/22/12

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  • 4 of 22 people found this review helpful
    If the recipe calls for granny smith apples, why are the apples in the picture red? - 11/8/12

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very nice. I added some Splenda to the mix for added sweetness. I also let it cook a little longer to thicken. - 5/12/12

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It's absolutely fabulous! - 11/8/12

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  • O.K.
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Not quite sure what I did wrong but it was more "soupy" than anything and rather bland. Once it cooled it did "gel" more but never even remotely looked like the photo that's shown. I'll try this again but will cut back on the water. - 4/10/12

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  • O.K.
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    We were a little disappointed with this, as we have tried slow cooker oats before and this ended up quite mushy. We did use regular rolled oats and I wonder if it would have turned out better with thick rolled oats. We have had better luck with steel cut oats in the slow cooker. - 4/7/12

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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It tastes fine but it lacks the oatmeal texture I like. - 1/6/13

    Reply from CHEF_MEG (1/11/13)
    Take the same ingredients and make on the stove top. Chef Galvin


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  • Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My son loved it but my husband said it was too bland. I will try it again and use some of the other add ins to see if my family enjoys the taste more. - 10/26/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I, too, thought it was soupy for my taste. My husband likes his oatmeal that way. I put mine on the stove and cooked a little longer at higher temp. I added nutmeg and walnuts. Do like the convenience of putting it in one cup containers for another breakfast. - 10/17/12

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I used rolled oats as others have suggested, and the consistency is, indeed, like pudding. Thanks everyone! However, it was too bland for me although I added more cinnamon. I'll add a little maple syrup. Next time, I'll also try adding raisins. - 9/25/12

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  • O.K.
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We found this a little bland. :( I had to add some sugar and more cinnamon and it still was just ok. It may be a good base recipe to get my oatmeal making in progress though. I have lots of things I want to try with this. - 9/23/12

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this for my book club. They were my ginnea pigs. Everyone loved it. Something great to wake up to on a cold blustery morning. - 3/28/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Going to put this in the crockpot tonight for tomorrow morning, sounds wonderful! - 11/22/13

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't care for this recipe. The smell was wonderful, but the taste was too bland for me. - 9/26/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this today except I used steel cut oats, skim milk and pecans. Everyone loved it! Will definately be making this more during the fall and winter, probably experimenting with different fruits and spices. - 9/24/12

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and should have listened to the other comments made. This was super mushy and bland. I even added more cinnamon to the recipe. I added less water and it was still mushy. I agree with using steel cut oats instead. - 8/7/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Needs more flavor. Will have to experiment. - 8/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We love this recipe! Will make it again. - 4/14/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm used to instant, flavored oatmeal, so this was a bit bland for me. I also like mine pretty thick and given the other comments I reduced it by about a cup. I ended up adding peanut butter to mine for some flavor. - 4/8/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this overnight last night and it was VERY mushy. It also is quite bland tasting. I am wondering if Steel oats would be a better option and less water. The carb and sugar count is also not accurate. - 4/6/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    reheats well. added a little brown sugar to give it a little more flavor. - 4/5/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this w/regular skim milk. Not sure if I liked the texture. May have to pick up evaporated milk & try again. Will also try makeing a smaller batch as I am the only one who even eats oatmeal. So tomorrow I will find out how well it reheats. - 4/1/12

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was really nice to have breakfast ready when I got up, and the house smelled really great. I ended up adding some splenda and skim milk to my bowl of oatmeal, because it was kind of blah. I will try it again with more spices. - 3/31/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tried this recipe. Not good . . . cooked 8 hrs on low and it was awful . . . had to throw it out. I used quick cooking oats since the recipe didn't specify what type, and this may be the reason it didn't work. - 3/29/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    What am I missing? Rolled oats cook very quickly on the stovetop - why use all that time and electricity? - 3/29/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used steel cut oats & almond milk - much healthier, and added walnuts for a heart-health boost. Yummy! - 3/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is so good.......I have also added Blueberries. - 3/28/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this and so did my sons! - 3/28/12

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  • ok - 11/21/17

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  • I love oatmeal!!! - 11/12/17

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  • Best oatmeal! - 10/30/17

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  • great meal - 10/25/17

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  • I prepared this last evening for my breakfast. Excellent! - 10/25/17

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  • great healthy idea thanks - 9/18/17

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  • Oatmeal is wonderful. - 9/11/17

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  • yummy - 9/9/17

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  • So easy, makes the whole house smell good. - 9/7/17

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  • good - 9/7/17

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  • Yumm
    - 8/29/17

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  • This came out really good and the family loved it. - 8/27/17

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  • so good - 8/26/17

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  • I'm not a fan of oatmeal cereal but dd is so I'm tried this so e can fit more meals together. I used quick oats so the time was shorter without the milk. I added peanut butter for flavor. I think could become a habit. Thanks. - 8/26/17

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  • Need to try this! - 8/26/17

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  • I really enjoy my oatmeal but haven't tried the slow cooker method. - 8/26/17

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  • This is good and I love it in the winter. - 8/26/17

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  • Love these oats - 8/26/17

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  • yummy - 8/26/17

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  • Mmm mmmm - 8/26/17

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  • yummy - 8/26/17

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  • Made this for this morning and it was really good. I like food that I throw in the crock and get up and eat! - 8/26/17

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  • I don't know that I would make this again. - 8/26/17

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  • Delicious!! - 8/26/17

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  • yummy! - 8/26/17

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  • Will give this a try - 8/26/17

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  • Sounds good - 8/26/17

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  • Good healthy breakfast. - 8/26/17

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  • Sounds great - 8/26/17

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  • Yummy! - 8/26/17

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  • Looks great- I'm going to try it. - 8/26/17

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  • Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast. I prefer the chewiness of rolled oats cooked on the stove. - 8/26/17

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  • Very delicious easy to make. I also added flaxseed to mine - 8/26/17

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  • I set my oats up in the crock pot in the morning. I can watch the oats that way in case more liquid has to be added. It does make at least 6 servings, so I am set for breakfasts during the busy work week! - 8/26/17

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  • Fit mind. Fit body. Fit soul.

    Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
    - Edgar Bergen
    - 4/21/17

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  • Love it! - 3/25/17

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  • This is a great breakfast ! sometimes I use other fruits ! All is good .
    - 3/20/17

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  • I'll try it!!! - 3/20/17

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  • Yummmmm - 3/19/17

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  • Good recipe makes enough to have the next day - 3/2/17

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  • so easy and tasty as well as healthy - 2/17/17

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  • love oatmeal. great way to start my day - 2/16/17

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  • Looks good! - 2/14/17

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  • Very good - 2/5/17

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  • wish i liked oatmeal!! lol - 2/2/17

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  • Not quite sure what I did wrong but it was more "soupy" I didn't car for this recipe. - 8/31/16

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  • Worked well. I was worried as it did seem to be a lot of water for Old Fashioned oats (not quick) vs. steel cut. I did not add extra milk and it was creamy without it. We add extra cinnamon etc when we serve it. May try adding a whole cinnamon stick next time too. - 3/1/16

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  • I use a mixture of steel cut oats and hemp hearts, sometimes chia seeds as well. I drizzle with agave syrup before serving. - 11/16/15

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  • Dang Tasty! - 9/19/15

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  • This recipe was very mushy - much too runny. A little bit of salt would have made it a lot tastier. Definitely not creamy like it claims. Four of us tried it - then we threw it out. - 9/11/15

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  • If you are the only one that eats this, don't waste a slow cooker on it. It tastes good, but just cook your serving the normal way. - 8/26/15

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  • I overcooked this in the slow cooker. Not very nice. Will try them again for shorter period. - 5/13/15

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  • There is no need to use a slow cooker for rolled oats as they do not take long to cook in the first place.
    This will only make a very over cooked tasteless mush. However, I have done a similar recipe for years and the trick is you must use steel cut oats. They do take a long time to cook.
    - 2/20/15

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  • I'm not sure what went wrong, but 6 cups of water seemed too much. I was so looking forward to waking up to this but it was like watery mush. Maybe I'll try it will less water in the slow cooker instead. Glad it worked for others. :) - 2/15/15

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  • Very good and easy to make. - 1/27/15

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  • I really enjoyed the recipe! - 1/25/15

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  • Made it with 5 1/2 cups liquid and it was too runny, otherwise good. Will make again with 4 1/2 cups of liquid. - 11/23/14

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