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{Slow Cooker} Gingerbread Apple Oatmeal

Oats and apples cooked overnight in the slow cooker is incredibly delicious and super easy to make. Flavored with the warm spices of gingerbread make this the perfect fall breakfast!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword fall breakfast ideas, oatmeal recipe breakfast, slow cooker oatmeal recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 359 kcal


  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oats can also use regular rolled oats
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup milk of your choice I used almond milk
  • 2 apples peeled, cored and chopped into cubes (I used 1 Gala and 1 Granny Smith)
  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-14 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 slices candied ginger chopped (feel free to omit if you don't have it already and just add an extra 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup toasted pecans and almonds chopped for garnish
  • 2 gingersnap cookies crushed for garnish (optional)


  1. Spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Stir all ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Pour into slow cooker.
  4. Cook on low 2-3 hours or high for 1-1-1/2 hours (depending on your slow cooker - mine was done at around 2-1/2 hours on low and 1-1/2 hours on high).

  5. Divide into bowls.
  6. Serve with milk and toss with chopped pecans and sliced almonds and add more sliced apples for garnish if desired. For an extra gingerbread taste, add crushed gingersnap cookies on top.

Recipe Notes

This oatmeal is slightly chunky with crispy edges. If you like a creamier oatmeal, add more milk or apple cider. I usually add milk when I serve it in the bowl so this is the right consistency for me but feel free to adjust to your liking.

Add more ground ginger and cloves as desired.

For a more pronounced ginger aroma, add 2 slices of chopped candied ginger.
Top with crushed gingersnap cookies for a stronger gingerbread flavor.

Nutrition Facts
{Slow Cooker} Gingerbread Apple Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl (1/4 recipe))
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 468mg13%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 5.3mg6%
Calcium 128mg13%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.