Crock Pot Oatmeal with apples, cinnamon and sugar that cooks while you sleep? Yes, it is possible and it is delicious. Let me show you how to make this easy breakfast recipe that’s perfect for large family gatherings or busy mornings.
This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2013 with new photos and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!
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Crock Pot Oatmeal
This recipe for Crock Pot Oatmeal is going to help you get breakfast on the table on those busy crazy mornings when you think there’s not enough to sit down for a healthy breakfast with your family.
This recipe also makes a great addition to a brunch buffet when you’re entertaining. Even though there’s apples cooked along with the oatmeal, I would serve more fruit options such as raspberries or blueberries if you are making this for a crowd.
Oatmeal for breakfast can sound a little boring, but you’ll soon change your opinion once you wake up to the smell of this delicious, creamy recipe. And you really won’t believe how easy it is to make in the crock pot.
Oatmeal made in the crock pot is not like oatmeal made on the stove top. It’s soft and creamy and just plain delicious!
- 2 apples, sliced
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- Old Fashioned Rolled Oats; 2 cups
- Milk; 2 cups
- Water; 2 cups
How to Cook Oatmeal in the Crock Pot
Begin by layering the first four ingredients in the bottom of the crock pot that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Then add the oatmeal, milk and water.
Do not stir. It’s really important that you resist the urge to stir everything together.
Set the crock pot to low and cook for 6 hours. If your crock pot has a timer, I would set the timer to start cooking around midnight and program it to cook on low for 6 hours.
Alternatively, you can put this recipe together early in the morning to be ready for a late breakfast or brunch with the family. Just remember to set your alarm to wake up. However, most crock pots have timers these days and I would definitely use the alarm setting.
Tips for Cooking Oatmeal in the Crock Pot
- Add the ingredients to the crock pot as listed in the directions.
- Do not stir the ingredients after adding them to the crock pot.
- When you open the crock pot in the morning, you’ll notice that the oatmeal at the top of the crock pot will look a little crunchy while the oatmeal at the bottom of the crock pot might be a little mushy. Don’t worry! All you need to do is stir the contents and everything will blend beautifully.
- Make sure you add a little sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and a few tablespoons of milk before serving.
Benefits of Enjoying Oatmeal for Breakfast
One cup of cooked oatmeal contains about 150 calories, four grams of fiber and six grams of protein. Enjoying a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast can also help you control your weight by keeping you feeling fuller longer.
Here a FREE printable with a few other variations on making oatmeal you might also enjoy:
HOW TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT
- Click the photo above or click HERE to print the Oatmeal Hacks Printable.
- A new window will open in Box.com and can download the printable.
- Once the photo is downloaded, you’ll be able to print it out using whichever print program you have for your computer
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If your crock pot has a timer, set the timer to start cooking around midnight and program it to cook on low for 6 hours. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 54mg Carbohydrates: 29g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
If your crock pot has a timer, set the timer to start cooking around midnight and program it to cook on low for 6 hours.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.