Crock Pot Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats

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This recipe was just too easy to pass up – not to mention all of the health benefits I would be serving up by using Hodgson Mill Steel Cut Oats. Fifteen grams of protein alone from the oats and more from the milk and walnuts added on top – this was going to be a delicious, healthy way to start our day.


  • 3/4 cup Hodgson Mill Steel Cut Oats
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 medium apple, washed and grated
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, or 2 sm. apples peeled and cored and cooked into applesauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups water
  • toasted walnuts, as topping
  • apple, chopped, as topping
  • brown sugar, to taste, as topping
  • milk, as topping


Before you go to bed, in a heat proof, glass bowl with at least a four cup capacity, mix together the oats, half-and-half, brown sugar, grated apple, apple sauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and water. Be sure you have at least two inches of room between the oatmeal mixture and the rim of the bowl to allow for the oats to expand as they absorb the half-and-half and water.  Place the bowl in the bottom of a crock pot.  Fill the crock pot with room temperature water until it comes to the edges of the glass bowl at the same level as the oatmeal mixture.

Cover the crock pot and turn it on low.  Cook for six hours, minimum.

In the morning, remove the lid and stir the oatmeal.  Scoop out generous portions into bowls and top each serving with some toasted walnuts, chopped apple and brown sugar to taste.  Serve with milk if desired.

Makes 4-5 servings, depending on how hungry you are. Print this Recipe

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