Hot spiced oatmeal with apples slow-cooked overnight is easy! Mix before bed and enjoy a richly spiced hearty breakfast that really sticks with you. The apples make it special. The oats make it healthy. Serve with butter, milk, or half-and-half. Our whole family loves this breakfast treat! The kids don't even realize they are eating mostly oatmeal!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir oats, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves together in a slow cooker; add water, apple slices, vegetable oil, and molasses. Stir the mixture thoroughly.

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  • Cook on Low 5 to 7 hours.

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 45.8g; fat 16.5g; sodium 6.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2016
I used steel cut oats and definitely found the first try following the recipe exactly to be too dry. Tried again with an extra cup and a half of water plus a handful of frozen cranberries and it turned out delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2016
I like the flavor but it was pretty dry. Next time I'll add extra water. I think this recipe could be fun to experiment with other fruit nuts etc. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2016
I used steel cut oats and definitely found the first try following the recipe exactly to be too dry. Tried again with an extra cup and a half of water plus a handful of frozen cranberries and it turned out delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2014
Add 1 3/4 cups water to make this recipe great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2017
I have made slow cooker steel cut oats dozens of times over the years. Buttering the inside of your cooker before adding your ingredients is a must. Depending on your cooker, I have found that 4 hours on low is plenty of time. Longer times will either burn or create a thick crust which, in all likelihood, you'll have to throw out. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2016
I made this for a large group. I added an additional 1 3/4 cups water. It was a little dry but good. The bottom burned a bit but I just removed those parts. I used honey instead of molasses. People added hot water or milk to taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2014
I was worried about adding so much spice but it is wonderful. I do have a faster cooking crockpot and had to double the water. My husband would prefer that I take the peelings off the apples next time but I am fine with them. I loved that this recipe was made with the rolled oats that I had on hand already. I will make this for our next church breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2016
I like the flavor but it was pretty dry. Next time I'll add extra water. I think this recipe could be fun to experiment with other fruit nuts etc. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/23/2019
I took the advice of others and added an extra 1 1/2 cups of water. Thank goodness I did because it would have been a dry mud cake otherwise. I cooked it on low for 5 hours and it came out glooey and too thick. I thinned it down with a lot of milk but it was still only blah. I will move on to one of the steel cut oats recipes next and see how that works. I don't think the rolled oats work well overnight. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
05/22/2017
Not only did this turn out a gluey-on-top and burned on the bottom mess but it cracked my porcelain crock pot (yes it was on low). I sampled the stuff in the middle and it was too spicey for my taste. I did add the extra water some suggested but it was still too dry. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2020
Loved this recipe and so did my family! I added more water after seeing the recommended cook time, almost 3 cups and also 1/3 cup coffee cream (I like something smooth verses dry). I also added chopped walnuts and dried cranberries. I’ll make it again but reduce cook time to 4 hours max. Read More
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