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Slow Cooker Steel Cut Apple Spiced Oats

This gluten-free, slow cooker Apple Spiced Oats recipe is like a warm hug in a bowl. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple recipes, gluten-free breakfast recipes, gluten-free oatmeal
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Gina Rau


  • slow cooker


  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2 “ pieces
  • 1 ½ cups coconut or rice milk
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 cup uncooked gluten-free steel-cut oats
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp dairy-free butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Coat inside of 3.5 to 4 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. If your slow cooker is larger, use a 5 cup or larger glass baking dish or measuring cup placed inside your slow cooker, surrounded by room temperature water nearly to the top of your glass container.
  • Add all ingredients into slow cooker or glass container. Mix well, cover slow cooker, and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours. Spoon oatmeal into serving bowls. Stir in additional dairy-free milk or add sliced apples as a topping, if desired. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for later that week or in the freezer for the future.
  • To reheat single servings: Put 1 cup of cooked oatmeal in microwave proof bowl. Add 1/3 cup dairy-free milk. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Cook for another minute, or until desired temperature.


Too switch up the flavors, add a bit of cardamom and throw a handful of blueberries in the warm oats.


Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg