slow cooker overnight apple butter oatmeal

Do you do oatmeal in the slow cooker?  It's totally a thing and if you don't do it you most definitely need to.  We all put a timer on our coffee machines, why not wake up to coffee and breakfast ready at the same time?

This recipe has saved us many a morning and makes a large enough amount that we're found eating it days later.  Anderson enjoys at least two helpings and I love that it's got loads of flavor without loads of sugar.

Amen to oatmeal in the slow cooker, amen.

Slow Cooker Overnight Apple Butter Oatmeal

Here is the recipe. Serves 6-8

  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup Musselman's Apple Butter
  • 1/2 cup Musselman's Apple Sauce
  • 2 cups uncooked steel cut oats
  • 2 Tbsp butter, cut into small pieces
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Spray the insert of your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Add the diced apple, milk, water, apple butter, apple sauce, oats, butter, salt, vanilla, brown sugar, and cinnamon to your slow cooker and stir until well combined.
  3. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.  Your oatmeal is cooked and ready to be enjoyed with additional brown sugar and milk if you would like. 


  1. Laura, this looks delish! What could I use if apple butter is no where to be found??

  2. hmm... apple sauce and maybe don't use as much milk- or you could add in some peanut butter since apple butter is thick?! I don't think you can go wrong as long as there's enough liquid!

  3. Apple Butter can be found in most grocery stores in the jam/jelly section.