Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats You Can Make Ahead

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Make a pot of these easy apple cinnamon steel cut oats the night before, and heat it up for an easy breakfast the next day!

make ahead apple cinnamon steel cut oats

I am not a morning person.

So making a hot breakfast first thing in the morning isn’t likely to happen. Unless it’s already made ahead, and all I need to do is heat it up. That’s why this make ahead apple cinnamon oatmeal is so great.

It doesn’t hurt that it’s easy, tasty, and full of goodness, either! Plus, it’s vegan and vegetarian! If you make it with gluten-free oats, it’s even gluten free.

I love being able to throw this together in the evening and wake up to a the warm, luscious smell of warm oats, apples and cinnamon.

Love apples? Try our cream cheese caramel apple dip, or easy apple smiles for kids. Our almond milk berry smoothie makes a tasty drink to round out this hearty breakfast.

apple cinnamon steel cut oats you can make the night before

Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats

This recipe takes only about 10 minutes in the evening to prep, and another 10 to heat up in the morning.

Here’s what you’ll need for Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups¬†steel cut oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium apples, cored and diced
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Core, peel and then chop the apples.

Bring water to boil in a medium pan over medium high heat.

Add oats, salt, apple, cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup. Boil for five minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove pan from heat.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, heat pot over medium heat to warm through.

Top with fruit, nuts, or additional cinnamon and maple syrup, if desired.

Yield: 4

Make Ahead Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats

Make Ahead Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats

Make these easy apple cinnamon steel cut oats the night before, and heat it up for an easy breakfast the next day!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups steel cut oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium apples, cored and diced
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Core, peel and then chop the apples.
  2. Bring water to boil in a medium pan over medium high heat.
  3. Add oats, salt, apple, cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup. Boil for five minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove pan from heat.
  5. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  6. In the morning, heat pot over medium heat to warm through.
  7. Top with fruit, nuts, or additional cinnamon and maple syrup, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 147mg Carbohydrates: 56g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 18g Protein: 7g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.
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rivkafreeman February 26, 2015 - 5:16 pm

It’s better to use raisins or dates rather than brown sugar as a sweetener. Date sugar, pulverized dates still has fiber, it’s a whole food and actually healthy. Why do you use butter and canola oil? The rape seeds are probably #GMO and the butter and milk is probably from an animal that eat #GMO corn and GMO soy. You don’t need milk, water works great. I love making oatmeal in the crock pot. I always make it vegan.

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Micki February 27, 2015 - 1:22 pm

I love the idea of trying raisins or dates as a sweetener! Let me know how it turns out.

Ah, as far as using butter, I do have to admit that my attitude to butter is like Julia Child’s “With enough butter, anything is good.” LOVE butter.

I do love the vegan and other options you suggest – great ideas for anyone who’s looking to use non-GMO and vegan ingredients in a simple crock pot oatmeal recipe.

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