Monday, April 7, 2014

Overnight Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Oatmeal is one of my favorite things to eat for breakfast.  I don't think I'll ever get tired of it.  It's been my go-to breakfast fall through spring since I was in high school.  I just love a warm bowl of oatmeal with a cold glass of milk when the weather is chilly.  Over the last few years I've tried a few new oatmeal recipes and this overnight apple cinnamon oatmeal is one of my favorites.  Hearty oatmeal with big chunks of sweet apples, yum!  It has a texture that reminds me of rice pudding.  Not only is it delicious and healthy but it's ready, warm, and waiting for you first thing in the morning--what a treat! Oatmeal is also high in fiber, full of antioxidants, boots the immune system, and is gluten free.

Overnight Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal

2 apples peeled and sliced into 1/2" chunks
2 cups milk of choice 
1 cup water
1 cup steel-cut oats (old fashioned oats and quick oats will not work)
2 tablespoons sweetener (real maple syrup, coconut sugar, sucanat)
2 tablespoons butter (preferably grass-fed) cut into 4-5 pieces
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and stir to combine.  Turn to low and allow to cook 7-9 hours (I usually turn my slow cooker on right before I go to bed).  The next morning dish into a bowl and add a few tablespoons of milk and additional sweetener if desired.

Printable recipe



  1. i've been doing overnight steel cut oats but been meaning to add apples. I might do it tonight since we have a busy day tomorrow. Thanks for linking up #kidsinthekitchen

  2. I had no idea you wrote a healthy food blog! I love your recipes! I made the oats this morning. They were great! I just completed a Whole 30 diet and love to find new, healthy ways to eat. I am looking forward to trying more of your recipes. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and ideas!


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