Sugar-free slow cooker steel-cut oatmeal

Slow cooker apple cinnamon steel cut oats

Wake up to a bowl of hot apple cinnamon oatmeal and the smell of cinnamon wafting through the house. Start your slow cooker the night before and have "instant" steel cut oats the next morning!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Slow Carb
Keyword oatmeal, slow-cooker, steel-cut oats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Slow Cooker Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 169 kcal


  • cooking spray
  • 1 apple
  • cup Splenda (or sweetener to replace ⅓ cup sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup steel cut oats Irish oats
  • ¼ cup raisins (optional)


  1. Lightly spray the ceramic bowl of a slow cooker (crock pot) with cooking spray or a thin coat of vegetable oil.

  2. Core the apple, and cut it in to large chunks. You can leave the peel on.

  3. In a medium bowl, mix the apple, sweetener, and cinnamon.
  4. Add steel cut oats to the slow cooker, and sprinkle the raisins (optional) and the apple-cinnamon mixture on top.
  5. Add 3 cups of water and turn the slow cooker on low.

  6. Cook for approximately 8 hours, or overnight.

Recipe Notes

Try using a pear instead of an apple, or add other dried fruit. Fresh berries (e.g. blueberries, strawberries, raspberries) tend to disintegrate in the slow cooker, so add them at serving time.