Spiced Apple Oatmeal

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours


10 servings

Updated: Oct. 13, 2023
These easy apple-y oats let your family have a warm and cozy breakfast no matter how busy you are. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
Spiced Apple Oatmeal Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 medium apples, peeled and cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 cups steel-cut oats
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup refrigerated vanilla dairy creamer
  • Optional: Chopped pecans and additional milk


  1. Mix the first 8 ingredients. Place apples in a greased 4-qt. slow cooker. Top with brown sugar mixture, then with oats.
  2. Whisk together eggs, water, milk and creamer; pour over oats. Cook, covered, on low until oats are tender, 4-1/2 to 5 hours. If desired, serve oatmeal with pecans and additional milk.
Health Tip: The oats plus apples add up to 5g fiber per serving, which will help keep you feeling full longer.
Test Kitchen Tips
  • Steel-cut oats give this oatmeal more texture than old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats.
  • If you start this before going to bed and cook it longer than 5 hours, you'll risk burning the outside edges of the oatmeal mixture.
  • Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Coffee-mate Natural Bliss vanilla coffee creamer.

    Nutrition Facts

    1 cup: 290 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 5g fiber), 7g protein.