Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel-cut Oatmeal

Yield: Seven ¾ cup servings


  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into ½-inch pieces (2½-3 cups chopped)
  • 1½ cups skim milk
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Optional toppings: chopped nuts, raisins, maple syrup, additional milk, butter


Coat inside of 3½ quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray.
Add all ingredients(except optional toppings) too slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for approximately 7 hours.
Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add toppings, if desired. Store leftovers in refrigerator.


  • To reheat single servings: put one cup cooked oatmeal in microwave proof bowl. Add ⅓ cup fat free milk. Microwave on high for one minute; stir. Continue cooking for another minute, or until hot.
  • Recipe can be doubled in 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Increase cooking time by one hour.

Nutritional Information

Per ¾ cup serving: 149 cal, 3.6 g fat, 27.3 g carbs, 3.9 g fiber, 4.9 g protein.