Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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This lovely Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats recipe is vegan, healthy, and delicious- it’s a great way to start the day! It’s also just perfect to wake up to in the morning… mmm smell of baked apples and cinnamon. What could be better?


Raise your hand if you love apples! *raises hand*

Apples have always been a favorite ingredient in my household. We always have a ton of apples (I know it’s not totally seasonal but whatever) around and we create many awesome recipes with it. Being that we’re Polish, our traditional reduced-sugar Szarlotka (Polish Apple Pie) has always been a hit and we’ve made several adaptations of it. My mom also loves to bake cakes using apples such as her fabulous Poppy Seed Apple Cake with Chocolate Glaze and her Cinnamon Apple Cake with Chocolate Chips. Both are amazing.

Today I am sharing a wonderful breakfast recipe for you made with apples! And not only that, this recipe is super easy because it only requires a Slow Cooker to do the job.

If you haven’t seen my collection of favorite fabulous pies (sweet, savory, healthy, and not) on my previous post, make sure to do it. This recipe definitely falls in that lovely creative PIE category, so hey – you might as well make it this month as a way to celebrate upcoming Pi Day 😉 Why not!

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This Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats are incredibly easy to set up and by the time you wake up in the morning, you will have a house filled with a beautiful apple-cinnamon scent and warm oatmeal ready for you that is not only delicious, but also healthy, vegan, and gluten-free!


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What do you think? Aren’t slow cookers just the best? Not only do they make the job so much easier, they also produce amazing results! I’m a huge fan of these Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats and I’ve been eating them every day for breakfast for the last 3 days.

This post originally appeared on Beyond the Peel.


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Last Updated on March 27, 2019

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    I need to find my slow cooker or just break down and get me a new one.
    ASAP 🙂

  2. I LOVE this! I eat steel cut oats everyday. This recipe is going to take my breakfast to a new level of enjoyment! Thanks so much!

  3. love this!! I love my slow cooker! This is perfect for the days I’m working!

  4. Yum, this looks delicious!
    I own a slow cooker and love using it on Sundays. I am pretty boring when it comes to toppings on oats. I like a little brown sugar with blueberries:)

  5. I’m so excited to try this and love that you use fruit as sweetener rather than sugar!

  6. Kammie as a professional chef and improving photographer I can certainly appreciate this delicious recipe and your wonderful photos.

  7. This sounds so fantastic, I must go and replace my broken slow cooker this week!

  8. Love your new design, it looks great! Also these oats have to smell awesome!

  9. Simply the perfect breakfast to start a great, healthy day… Love this, Kammie!

  10. *Raises both hands* Yay for apples – I’m a big fan of anything involving those, and these oats are no exception. They look fabulous and oh, so creamy! xx

  11. Awesome recipe…we have oatmeal often in the morning and this will bring a new dimension to the “boring” one…thanks for the recipe Kammie, hope you are having a great week 😀

  12. OMG yum…I’ve been obsessed with steel cut oats the last few weeks.

  13. I love adding apples and cinnamon to my morning oatmeal. I bet the raisins are super plump and juicy in this too!

  14. I wish I was more creative when I could eat oatmeal! Seriously one of the most versatile foods out there, sweet, hot, savory… It never ends!

  15. I need new ways to eat my oatmeal! It is my fave breakfast 🙂 Thanks for this idea…

  16. This recipe look amazingly delicious 🙂 It looks very easy. I’ll be giving this one a try tomorrow morning. Thanks for sharing.

  17. My slow-cooker has been essential this long, COLD winter ~ I make ginger tea in it overnight, bottle the tea in the morning,add more water (leaving in the ginger slices) and a couple of cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, black peppercorns, a few cloves, allspice berries, and star anise and leave it for the day. Then take it half/half with the ginger tea and let it sit on the woodstove for a warm pick-me-up all day. Plus, it keeps some warmth going in the kitchen overnight so that the pipes are less likely to freeze !
    I too love oatmeal topped with yogourt and pomegranate paste … yummies !! Thank you for this grrreat recipe ~ that’ll be for tomorrow morning !!

    • WOW thank you so much for the tip about the tea!! That much be fantastic. How much ginger do you add to your slow cooker?

      • My cooker is 4 and a half, so it’s filled with cold water, and I add about enough ginger (sliced as thin as I can) the same volume my hand would have if I curled my fingertips into my palm and tucked the thumb over them ~ just ‘fist-sized’ I guess ~ without the heel of the hand included. Sounds complicated, but I don’t really measure, I just do it ’til it feels right. I always use cold water to start the tea because it seems spicier to me. I love ginger ! Thanks again for your great site !! :0)

  18. Ugh I wish I had a slow cooker. I have an entire pinterest board dedicated to all the things I want to make as soon as I get one.
    This is being added to the ranks haha
    Thanks for sharing!

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