Apple Cinnamon Crockpot Oatmeal – Secret Recipe Club

It’s Secret Recipe Club time again!  For you newbies around these parts (Hi! Welcome!), Secret Recipe Club is the brainchild of Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin.  Each month, bloggers are randomly given another blog and they are to comb through the recipes on that blog and choose one to make and write about.  The blog assignments, except for your own, are a secret (hence, the name) and the super fun part is on the reveal day when you find out who had your blog and what recipe they chose to make.

This month my assigned blog was Hoosier Homemade.

Hoosier Homemade - Making Your House a Home

Liz, also known as The Cupcake Lady, has a TON of great recipes on her blog.  I had a lot of fun going through her categories and figuring out what I wanted to make.  Of course she had a gazillion cupcake recipes, but I didn’t have a real reason to make cupcakes.  I know, I know.  Who needs a reason to make cupcakes??  But the problem is, if I make them, I’ll eat them, and I don’t want to eat them.


So when I saw her recipe for crockpot oatmeal, I knew this was a recipe that was perfect for me.  Healthy and easy.  I love steel cut oats, but it’s very difficult to make in the morning because they take 30 minutes to cook.  I don’t have that kind of time in the morning so this was a great solution.

Liz’s recipe calls for old fashioned oats, but I chose to use steel cut since that’s what I had in my pantry.  I added more water since steel cut has a higher water/oats ratio than old fashioned oats.  I also chose to leave out the raisins.  I debated using dried cranberries, and probably should have, but decided against it at the last minute.  Next time I will, that’s for sure.


Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Adapted from Hoosier Homemade


  • 6 cups water
  • 2 small Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups Steel Cut Oatmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon, plus extra to sprinkle on top
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Spray crockpot with nonstick spray liberally.  Combine all ingredients in the crockpot.  Cook on low 6-8 hours.

Y’all know me by now.  I love a nice, easy recipe.  The hardest part of this one is peeling, coring and chopping the apples.

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  1. Allison

    I love oatmeal and I am just learning how to use my slow cooker. I am not having much success but, this looks like a no fail recipe that is healthy and family friendly. I can’t have enough of those.

  2. Jeanette

    Love how you chose a healthy recipe for this month’s SRC. That takes a lot of self control when there are so many goodies on your secret blogger’s site!

  3. Denise Evans

    I have a bag of steel cut oats that I haven’t used because of the lengthy cook time versus regular oatmeal. This is perfect and breakfast leftovers are welcome. Thanks for sharing on SRC!

  4. Heather

    you know, this seems to be the latest rage, slow cooker oatmeal! Looks amazingly easy, so I might have to try it one of these days. Plus it would be great for these great cool fall weather mornings we are starting to have now.

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