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Wake up to the aroma of apple pie when you cook this Overnight Apple Oatmeal in the slow cooker all night!
I’ve tried this recipe for Apple Pie Overnight Oatmeal before, but as my Pinterest boards start filling up with apples and other heralds of fall, I start to crave it again. I took the opportunity to play with the recipe and make a few changes.
Waking up to the aroma of apple pie in the kitchen draws you in for breakfast! I find that if I take the time to eat a hearty breakfast like this, I won’t be digging through the cupboards at 10:00 looking for a snack.
- apples-Granny Smith apples are the best option for slow cooking like this
- brown sugar
- old fashioned or steel cut oats
- optional-evaporated milk
- Pretty purple Crockpot (OK, you can use whatever color you want) 😉
- Slow cooker liners (seriously, make your life easier- you’ll thank me later)
Substitution ideas for overnight apple pie oatmeal:
The best thing about a recipe like this is that you can adjust it to fit your personal tastes. If you like your oatmeal a little more runny, just add some milk when you spoon it into your bowl.
If you like raisins, toss those in with the apples. If you want it sweeter, add more sugar.
If you prefer to sweeten with honey, leave out the sugar and use that instead. If you like creamy oatmeal, try using half and half in place of some of the water.
Other great breakfast recipes:
Have you ever tried oatmeal in the crockpot before? What about another kind of breakfast that can be cooked overnight? I’m always looking for new slow cooker recipes!
These overnight breakfast burritos are another slow cooker breakfast treat. We sometimes have them for dinner.
Chewy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars are a make ahead breakfast that’s easy and good for you!
Overnight Apple Oatmeal
- 2 tbsp butter
- 4 medium apples peeled and diced
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 4 cups water or a combination of water and evaporated milk.
- Break up the butter into small pieces and drop it all around the bottom of a slow cooker. While doing this, wipe down the sides of the cooker with a pat of butter to keep from forming a “crust” along the edges.
- Cover butter pats with diced apples.
- Sprinkle cinnamon across the apples
- Pour sugar over the apples and cinnamon
- Cover with two cups of oats
- Gently pour in 4 cups of water
- DO NOT STIR
- Place on low setting and cook overnight, 8-10 hours.
- Serve as is, or pour milk over it, if you like your oats that way!