Cranberry and Apple Steel Cut Oats (cook ’em while you sleep!)

Steel Cut Oats are the

They just take a long time to cook.

Problem solved.

Set up your crock pot full of oats the night before, and wake up to a delicious warm breakfast!

Recipe adapted from The Yummy Life.


1 cup steel cut oats

1.5 cups of milk (or dairy alternative…I used almond milk)

1.5 cups of water

2 tbsp butter (cut into chunks)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 apple (diced)

1/2 cup cranberries (optional for an added tartness. if omit, use an additional apple, or another fruit!)

2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)



1. Grease every corner of your crock pot with cooking spray or butter (very important step if you don’t want to take a hammer and chisel to it the next day!!).

2. Add all ingredients, stir, and set on low for 7 hours.


2. Sleep in an extra 20 minutes and wake-up to a hot, already made, delicious breakfast!


My favorite part are the crispy clusters that come from the edge of the crock pot!




add a splash of cool milk…



and/or add walnuts, brown sugar, pecans, bananas….the possibilities are endless!



and…not the post appeal pic, but here you can see the crock pot aftermath….not bad!!


cheers and happy evolving!

2 thoughts on “Cranberry and Apple Steel Cut Oats (cook ’em while you sleep!)

  1. It was really chilly when we woke up this morning with the windows open. The pictures made me feel warm. We are having this recipe tomorrow morning. Thanks, Amy…my “pal”.

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