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Two bowls stacked one with filled Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal

Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal

Overnight oatmeal is a life-saver for busy work or school mornings!
Course Mornings
Cuisine North American
Keyword apple pie, oatmeal, overnight, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 4 granny smith apples, peeled

Sugar & Spice Mixture

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch kosher salt (optional)


  • neutral cooking oil or non-stick cooking spray
  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or 2 tsp vanilla extract)

Toppings (optional)

  • dried cranberries
  • dried blueberries
  • nuts
  • brown sugar
  • granola


Cut Your Apples

  • Cut each apple into quarters. 
  • Use your knife to remove the stem area, the core and seeds, and the bottom calyx area, then cut the apple quarters into half-inch chunks. 
  • Set the apples to the side.

Make the Sugar & Spice Mixture

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.
  • Set aside. 

Prep the Overnight Oats

  • Lightly grease your slow cooker with the vegetable oil or cooking spray. 
  • Pour the steel cut oats into the greased slow cooker.
  • Add the water and stir to saturate the oats.
  • Pour the apple chunks into the slow cooker. 
  • Stir in the vanilla bean paste. 
  • Add the sugar and spice mixture and stir well. Make sure to get in the crease in the bowl, the oats like to settle in there. 
  • Turn the slow cooker to low and cook for 7-8 hours. 
  • When you're ready to serve, give the oatmeal a final stir. This distributes the water that has formed on the surface and smooths out the oatmeal. 

Serve and Enjoy

  • Ladle up the oatmeal and top as desired.


Store any leftovers to a mason jar or a food storage container and store it in the fridge for up to two days