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Carrot Apple Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal

This Carrot Apple Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal makes for the most delicious and healthy breakfast! Set and forget these oats as they cook overnight in your crockpot and you wake up to a hearty, gluten-free crock-pot oatmeal that is a yummy veggie-loaded way to start the day!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crockpot breakfast recipe, crockpot oatmeal, easy breakfast recipe, healthy breakfast, slow cooker breakfast recipe, slow cooker oatmeal, steel cut oats
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 350kcal


  • slow cooker


  • 1 medium apple roughly chopped
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 cup steel cut oats certified gluten free, if needed
  • 2 cups milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup or to taste
  • 1 tsp coconut, olive or avocado oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground flax optional
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt


  • Using a pastry brush or paper towel, coat the inside of your slow cooker with the 1 teaspoon of oil.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in your slow cooker and stir it a few times to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 hours for a firmer textured oatmeal or for 8 for a softer texture.
  • After the oatmeal is done cooking, remove lid and stir. Enjoy warm topped with more milk, cinnamon, chopped nuts, nut butter, berries, yogurt, extra honey or a dash of extra cinnamon.
  • Allow leftovers to cool and store in an air-tight container in the fridge for 4 days.


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 344mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 5568IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 2mg