Put this crockpot steel cut oats recipe together at night before bed and wake up to the wonderful smells of apple & cinnamon and a hearty hot breakfast!
I absolutely love oatmeal for breakfast, especially steel cut oats. If you have yet to make the switch to steel cut oats, you really should give my crockpot steel cut oats recipe a try! While the nutritional value of steel cut oats vs. rolled oats is pretty much the same, I find that steel cut oats are a much heartier breakfast. They are chewier and have a slightly nutty flavor. They are also less processed than rolled oats. While I do still eat rolled oats and I have a bunch of different toppings for oatmeal that I like to use, I really do prefer steel cut oats.
The only problem with them is that they take about 30 minutes to cook. That's fine for a weekend morning, but a little bit of a pain if you are trying to rush 3 children out the door for school. The solution? Put everything in the crockpot the night before and wake up to your breakfast ready to serve!
I am a big fan of making my mornings as easy as possible and while my kids would be happy to just grab a bowl of sugar cereal, we are trying to get away from those and have more wholesome breakfasts and not just on the weekends. Recipes like my crockpot breakfast casserole recipe have been a big hit with my family and I end up making my Easy Overnight Oatmeal Recipe with Raspberries and Vanilla about once a week. We also keep the freezer stocked with my Breakfast Egg Sandwich with Ham and Cheese (my husband often leaves for work at 5:00am and he just pops one in the microwave and they are ready in a minute)!
The addition of apples and cinnamon to this steel cut oats recipe packs in some extra fruit and flavor. Just the smell of these in the morning will have you jumping out of bed and ready for the day.
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- 1½ cup Steel Cut Oats
- 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
- 4 cup Water
- 2 cup Milk
- 3 tbsp Butter
- 2 Apples
- 3 tsp Cinnamon
- Peel, core and chop the apples
- Spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray (or use a crockpot liner)
- Put all ingredients in your slow cooker and cook on low for 7 hours or high for 4 hours.