Vegan Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oats

Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oats (Vegan)

A healthy and easy make-ahead recipe for your hectic mornings. As an added bonus, this delicious overnight breakfast recipe will have your house smelling like freshly baked apple pie when you wake up in the morning. Mmmm...

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Important Notes and Tips

1. Cooking times are based on using steel cut oats only. We did not test other types of oats for this recipe.

2. Line or heavily grease the sides of your slow cooker crock before preparing this recipe. The oats will stick to the sides and will be very difficult to remove.

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Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oats

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Slow Cooker Apple-Cinnamon Oats (Vegan)

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 6-8 hours
Serves: 4-6


1 cup steel cut oats
3 cup water
1 cup fresh apple cider
2 medium apples, cored and diced
1½ tbsp honey, preferably local
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground allspice
½ tsp salt, to taste

To serve:
1 medium apple, cored and diced
½ cup pecans, chopped
Real maple syrup


1. Add oats, water, cider, apples, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt to greased or lined slow cooker crock and stir to combine.

2. ​Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Actual cooking time will vary depending on your slow cooker, so check for doneness after 5 hours and adjust cooking time accordingly. 

3. ​To serve, allow to cool slightly before spooning into bowls and topping with fresh chopped apples, pecans, and some real maple syrup, if desired. 

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Mary Gutierrez

I help women with chronic illness thrive by sharing natural healing success stories, tools, programs and tips that focus on real food.