A hearty, filling breakfast. Keeps in the fridge for several days.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir water, diced apples, oats, apple juice, and cinnamon together in a slow cooker.

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  • Cook on Low, stirring hourly, until the oats are tender and the mixture reaches your preferred consistency, 4 to 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts

78 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 16.3g; fat 0.9g; sodium 2.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2014
I made this as stated except I used 2 cups apple juice and 2 cups water. I used 2 really large Fuji apples instead of the 3 listed in the recipe and I added a teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 cup brown sugar. In my opinion this turned out way too soupy next time I will reduce the amount of liquid to 3 cups (1/2 water & 1/2 apple juice) instead of the 4 cups of liquid stated in the recipe. The flavor was very good; I don't think I will add the brown sugar next time either I think the apple juice will give it enough sweetness. I wanted it on the sweet side this first time to ensure my kids would eat it but next time I will leave out the addtional sugar. They can always top it with some brown sugar or maple syrup when they eat it. Plus the extra sugar made my blood sugar spike and I got real jittery mid-morning nixing the sugar next time. I sprayed my crockpot with cooking spray and had just a bit of sticking to contend with but nothing major I had good results with this; will make again with a few tweeks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2017
I made the recipe with sugar free apple juice because my husband is a diabetic. He liked this batch very much. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2014
I made this as stated except I used 2 cups apple juice and 2 cups water. I used 2 really large Fuji apples instead of the 3 listed in the recipe and I added a teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 cup brown sugar. In my opinion this turned out way too soupy next time I will reduce the amount of liquid to 3 cups (1/2 water & 1/2 apple juice) instead of the 4 cups of liquid stated in the recipe. The flavor was very good; I don't think I will add the brown sugar next time either I think the apple juice will give it enough sweetness. I wanted it on the sweet side this first time to ensure my kids would eat it but next time I will leave out the addtional sugar. They can always top it with some brown sugar or maple syrup when they eat it. Plus the extra sugar made my blood sugar spike and I got real jittery mid-morning nixing the sugar next time. I sprayed my crockpot with cooking spray and had just a bit of sticking to contend with but nothing major I had good results with this; will make again with a few tweeks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2013
Just because it has apples doesn't mean that it will taste like apple pie! I figure that this should probably serve 6 not 12! This tastes good and has lots of possibilities for additional flavors such as sweeteners or additional fruit. This can easily be made on top of the stove! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2013
This is a great recipe- only with 2 Cups of water instead of 3.. or leave out the apple juice if you want less sugar. We like to top it with brown sugar or maple syrup when serving. Also like it with raisins pecans or walnuts. Agree that it doesn't make 12 servings. More like 6 to 8. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2018
Okay first off; it needed a LOT more cinnamon I would suggest 2 1/8 TSP. and it needed a sweetener as well. I added less than a half a packet and it was perfect. A difficulty is the four hour period. The oatmeal thickens too quick it seems while the apples stay crunchy which explains the time period but still. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2015
Made a few changes since I was using a Zojirushi rice cooker. I used 1/2c of almond milk 1c of unsweetened apple juice and 1 3/4 cups of water with three Granny Smith apples cored chopped up and placed on top of the steel-cut oats mix. I also used a tablespoon of cinnamon. Set the Zojirushi cooker on porridge and set the timer for when you wake-up. If the mixture is too thick thin it with additional almond milk. There is enough for three to four portions depending on one's personal consumption. This is the best oatmeal I ever have had. My seven year-old son thought it wasn't his cup of tea. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2014
Don't know what others did but I left mine for 7 hours and I stirred and still didn't burn to the crockpot. I wish I had stirred it at least twice to help the oats out but they are crunchy and it does taste like apple pie without the crust. Will try maple syrup but is already super sweet. I used sweet soft apples though. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2017
I made the recipe with sugar free apple juice because my husband is a diabetic. He liked this batch very much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2017
I made it and added raisins for more sweetness. I used unsweetened Apple juice as part of my diet and felt the raisins gave it that added but of sweetness without adding any sugars. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/18/2014
Quite disappointed. Might try this again in the future with some tweaks. Too watery and completely burned to the crockpot sides. Read More
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