Overnight Apple Cinnamon Oats

Apple Cinnamon Porridge

Steel Cut Oats- P3 Stabilized

A good hearty breakfast is a bowl of steel cut oats. This is the best type of oatmeal because it is a true whole grain. It will help lower your cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels. Steel cut oats do not go through additional processing that regular oatmeal goes through. They are high in protein and fiber, no added sodium and have a lower calorie count. Usually they take about 45 minutes to cook and you need to constantly watch and stir while cooking on stove top. Using a slow cooker is easy and a healthy breakfast will be ready when you wake up.

Overnight Apple Cinnamon Oats

1 3/4 C. Steel Cut Oats
4 C purified water
1 can coconut milk
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 – 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 -2 apples, peeled, cored and cubed

Spray crock pot with MCT oil or rub with coconut oil. Combine rest of ingredients except the apple. Cook in slow cooker on medium for 2 hours. Turn down to low, add the apple and cook for 8 hours. Top with coconut or almond milk, if desired.


  1. Linda on May 7, 2011 at 1:17 am

    @Carol- Can you make one serving of steel cut oats the same way? I have a small crockpot and wanted to try it. Tonight is the first night that I made them on the stove top and it called for 1 1/2 c. milk or water (I used almond milk) and 1/4 c. of steel cut oats. Boil milk, add oats and simmer uncovered for 25 minutes. After about 8 minutes, all of my liquid was gone. I added water so it wouldn’t scorch. I cooked it for the full 25 minutes. Are they supposed to be so nutty and chewy and thick?

    • Anonymous on May 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      when you do it on the stovetop, you have to watch it constantly, and depending on the heat level, a lot of times you have to add more liquid. I shouldn’t really be chewy and think in a negative way. It is a bit thick but I always add more almond milk. And you can feel the grains when you eat it. All of these reasons is why I decided to try the slow cooker. I don’t think I would do it for one serving over night, but maybe try it once during the day so you can watch it. Then adjust as needed. You can also store the left overs in the fridge and reheat on the stovetop with a tad more milk when ready to eat. It is very soft and yummy so worth the whole batch in the slow cooker. 🙂

      • Ttrrydwrds on December 4, 2011 at 2:52 pm

        I’ve found for one serving I bring 1/4 cup sc oats,3/4 cup of water to a boil.  {covered} You really have to watch it.  It will overboil quick.  turn it off let it sit overnight…you get the same results as the slow cooker. 

  2. Anonymous on July 22, 2011 at 10:10 am

    This is a wonderful recipe.  i will print it and keep it for the future.  I am starting phase 3 for the third and final time.  i have reached my goal and really, really looking forward to trying this receipt.

    Thank you!

  3. Choose Wisely - Cereal on July 22, 2011 at 7:33 am

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  4. Doniobrien on July 25, 2011 at 5:45 am

    how many ounces would you consider a serving?

  5. Dawn shores on October 29, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    where do you buy these types of oats and how much may we have for a serving in p3

    • admin on October 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      steel cut oats should be available at your local health food store or online

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