Crock Pot Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats

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Dietary: Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Kosher, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Grain

This recipe is just too easy and too delicious to pass up, whole grain Hodgson Mill Steel Cut Oats, apples & cinnamon spice, that cooks while you sleep!

Prep: 10 min
Total Time: 6 h 10 min
Yield: 4 servings


  • 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


  • Note: You will need a slowcooker, and a 4 to 5 cup capacity heatproof bowl that fits inside the crock (with the slowcooker lid on), that has at least 1-2 inches of headroom for oats to expand as they cook. You will also need additional water to make the water bath around the bowl.
  • Night before: Mix oats, half-and-half, brown sugar, grated apple, apple sauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and water in heatproof glass bowl that fits inside slowcooker crock.
  • Center bowl in bottom of crock. Inside the crock -- but outside the bowl full of ingredients -- add water until level with oatmeal mixture in bowl. Cover slowcooker with lid. Turn on low heat. Cook oats for 6 to 8 hours or until you wake up the next morning.
  • When ready to eat, remove the lid and stir cooked oats well. Spoon into serving bowls, and top with toasted walnuts, chopped apple and brown sugar to taste. Serve with milk if desired.
  • Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days.