Slow Cooker Oats


These hearty steel-cut oats in the crockpot are so easy. I just can't get up in the morning to make breakfast for my husband before he leaves for work, so I put this in the slow cooker the night before, and when he wakes up, breakfast is served!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 10 mins


  • 3 ½ cups water

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats

  • 1 cup peeled and chopped apple

  • ½ cup raisins

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine water, steel-cut oats, apple, raisins, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla in a slow cooker; stir until well combined and sugar is dissolved. Cover and cook on Low until oats are tender and creamy, 6 to 7 hours. For a softer texture, cook for 8 hours.


Make sure you use steel-cut oats (not rolled oats!) or this will be a mushy mess.

If your slow cooker runs hot, cook on the Warm setting instead of Low.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
6g Fat
37g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 35mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 140mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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