Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Mornings can be hectic, so this make-ahead recipe means one less thing you need to do before you start your day. As an added bonus, this healthy and delicious overnight breakfast recipe will have your house smelling like freshly baked apple pie when you wake up in the morning.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-Free
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 Cup Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats I used Bob's Red Mill Brand
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Fresh Apple Cider
  • 2 Medium Apples cored and diced
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Honey preferably local
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Allspice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt to taste

To Serve:

  • 1 Medium Apple cored and diced
  • 1/2 Cup Pecans chopped
  • Real Maple Syrup


  • 1. Add oats, water, cider, apples, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt to greased or lined slow cooker crock and stir to combine.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Actual cooking time will vary depending on your slow cooker, so check for doneness after 5 hours and adjust cooking time accordingly.
  • 3. To serve, allow to cool slightly before spooning into bowls and topping with fresh chopped apples, pecans, and some real maple syrup, if desired.


Important Tips:
Do not substitute any other type of oats for this recipe. Cooking times are based on using steel cut oats only.
It very important to either line or heavily grease the sides of your slow cooker crock before preparing this recipe. If you skip this step, the oats will stick to the sides and will be very difficult to remove.
Keyword Apple, Cinnamon, Steel Cut Oats