Slow Cooker Oats with Apples and Almonds

Love oatmeal, but don’t have time for the fuss? Instead of microwaving a packet of instant oatmeal that’s loaded with sugar, try these Slow Cooker Oats with Apples and Almonds. As a bonus, cinnamon will be wafting through the air when you wake up! What a great way to start the day.

Slow Cooker Oats with Apples and Almonds

I enjoy oatmeal for breakfast, especially when I work out before lunchtime. I just find that I need some carbs a couple of hours before resistance training. Once the weather turns cold, Spiced Overnight Oats with Applesauce and Chia doesn’t do it for me anymore. I want something hot.

Enter these slow cooker oats. Similar to overnight oats, you prep the night before. When you get up, a warm breakfast is ready!

Notes on Slow Cooker Oats

  • A thin layer of oats stuck to my slow cooker, so I’m going to use cooking spray next time to make clean-up easier.
  • Apples and firm pears work equally well in this recipe.
  • Substitute walnuts or any other nuts you like if you aren’t an almond fan.
  • If someone in the house doesn’t like nuts, leave them out and then sprinkle on individual servings.
Slow Cooker Oats with Apples and Almonds
 
Start these oats before you go to bed and you'll have hot oatmeal for breakfast
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups steel-cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups apples, chopped and peeled (I used Gala)
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Spray a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine oats and water in slow cooker. Add apples, almonds, and cinnamon.
  3. Cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours.
Notes
Don't like apples? Substitute pears.

Not an almond fan? Use walnuts instead.

Nut hater in the house? Leave them out and then sprinkle on individual servings instead.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 224 Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 36g Sugar: 5g Sodium: 3mg Fiber: 7g Protein: 8g Cholesterol: 0mg

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