Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal in the Crock Pot

Have the butler fetch you the morning paper and a hot cup of coffee.  Breakfast is waiting for you.  No butler?  With this apple cinnamon oatmeal cooking in your crock pot, you won’t notice he’s missing. (Of course, you’ll have to make your own coffee.)

Let me set the scene for you:  It’s early morning.  You wake to the sound of birds chirping outside your window and the smell of hot, fresh, apple pie.  You have a smile on your face before you even open your eyes.  It’s going to be a good day.  Ahhhhh.

apple cinnamon oatmealThis is apple cinnamon oatmeal is so simple and so good.  I just made it.  Seriously.  I literally just went into my kitchen and emerged 5 minutes later knowing that breakfast will be ready when the kids wake up in the morning.  It’s oatmeal that tastes suspiciously like apple pie.  It’s pure genius.  Break out your crock pots, it’s breakfast making time.



  • 2 apples
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats (or steel-cut, if you’re fancy like that)
  • 4 cups water

*optional add-in’s: raisins, walnuts, vanilla protein powder


  1. Core and cut the apples into bite-sized chunks and put into the bottom of your crock pot.
  2. Top with brown sugar and cinnamon, distributing evenly on top of the apples.
  3. Add the oats.
  4. Pour in the water.  Do NOT stir.
  5. Cook on low overnight.



One thought on “Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal in the Crock Pot

  1. Helen Shubert

    Love the way you deal potential madness with humor and practicality. I’ll be interested in reading comments from others.
    Have you ever cooked banana oatmeal? Without my recipe in front of me, I wouldn’t swear to the amount of ingredients, but the list goes something like this: oatmeal cooked the usual way in water OR milk, along with sliced banana, good shake of cinnamon and 1/3 to 1/2 cup chopped pecans. When it’s cooked, spoon into 2 or 3 cereal bowls & cover with Saran wrap. Keeps in ‘fridge for a couple of days. At breakfast time pierce Saran with toothpick & heat covered bowl in microwave for 2 minutes. Dee-lish. Quick.


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