Overnight Apple Peanut Butter Oatmeal

This apple peanut butter oatmeal is made with whole grains, healthy fats, and fruit – what better way to start your day? Plus, using a slow cooker to make multiple servings saves time every morning of the week.

This recipe comes to us from Oldways and The Peanut Institute.

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Serves 4

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces


Coat the inside of a 5-6 quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

Combine the oats, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, and 3 1/4 cups water in the slow cooker. Add the peanut butter and whisk to incorporate. Stir in the apples, cover, and cook on low heat for 8 hours.

Incorporate the somewhat crusty oatmeal stuck to the sides and bottom by stirring for 2-3 minutes. Serve warm.

Active time: 10 minutes

Total: 8 hours

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Nutrition Information

Overnight Apple Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Servings per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories:  330

Calories from Fat:  99

Total Fat:  11g

Saturated Fat:  2g


Sodium:  230mg

Carbohydrates:  52g

Dietary Fiber:  7g

Protein:  9g

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