The day. Is. Almost. Over. Hows about we treat ourselves to a nice slow cooker apple cobbler for dessert? That only takes one bowl and its super quick to throw together, then start the timer going at night and you have oatmeal apple cobbler ready in the morning. Hurray! If you’re looking for a delicious breakfast, this slow cooker oatmeal recipe is a good choice. Everyone in the family can have their favorite flavor without any fuss.
Slow Cooker Oatmeal Apple Cobbler
Fall in love with apple cobbler all over again with this easy slow cooker recipe. This spotlight on peak-of-season fruit is (dare we say) as good, if not better than its oven-baked cousin.
Servings and Ingredients
Serves 10Select All
|Add medium Gala apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced||5 medium Gala apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced|
|Add Hy-Vee brown sugar, packed||1 c. Hy-Vee brown sugar, packed|
|Add Hy-Vee all-purpose baking mix||¼ c. Hy-Vee all-purpose baking mix|
|Add McCormick® ground cinnamon||1 tsp. McCormick® ground cinnamon|
|Oatmeal Cobbler Topping|
|Add Hy-Vee all-purpose baking mix||1 c. Hy-Vee all-purpose baking mix|
|Add Hy-Vee quick cooking oats||½ c. Hy-Vee quick cooking oats|
|Add Hy-Vee brown sugar, packed||½ c. Hy-Vee brown sugar, packed|
|Add Hy-Vee granulated sugar||⅓ c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar|
|Add McCormick® ground cinnamon||½ tsp. McCormick® ground cinnamon|
|Add Hy-Vee salt||¼ tsp. Hy-Vee salt|
|Add Hy-Vee unsalted butter, cold, cut into pieces||½ c. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, cold, cut into pieces|
|Add It’s Your Churn homemade vanilla ice cream, for serving||It’s Your Churn homemade vanilla ice cream, for serving|
Things To Grab
- 3-to-4-quart slow cooker
- Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
- Large bowl
- Medium bowl
- Step1Spray the inside of a 3-to-4-quart slow cooker with nonstick spray. Add apple slices, brown sugar, baking mix, and cinnamon to a large bowl; toss to combine. Place in prepared slow cooker.
- Step2Place baking mix, quick oats, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and salt into a medium bowl. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender or a fork until crumbs resemble the size of peas. Sprinkle over apple filling in slow cooker. Cover; cook on HIGH for 3 hours.
- Step3Remove lid from slow cooker and allow to cool slightly. If desired, serve cobbler warm with ice cream.
Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler
3 hours 15 mins
Serves: 10 servings
- 5 medium Gala apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar (see note below)
- ¼ cup all-purpose dairy-free baking mix (see post above)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Oatmeal Cobbler Topping:
- 1 cup all-purpose dairy-free baking mix (see post above)
- ½ cup quick oats
- ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup dairy-free buttery spread or coconut oil
- Grease the inside of slow cooker.
- For the Apple Filling, toss the apple slices, brown sugar, baking mix and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Place the mixture in your slow cooker.
- For the Cobbler Topping, stir the baking mix, oats, sugars, cinnamon, and salt together in a medium bowl. Cut in the buttery spread or coconut oil with a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle the mixture over the Apple Filling.
- Cover and cook for 3 hours on high.
Alisa’s Note: As one of our readers noted, the amount of sugar added to the filling is really high. I would personally reduce this to just 2 to 4 tablespoons. You can also reduce the granulated sugar in the topping to 2 to 4 tablespoons, if desired, but I would keep the amount of brown sugar in the topping.
Unexpected Slow Cooker Oatmeal Recipes
Get creative with these outside-the-box recipes for a nourishing and delicious spin on breakfast.
You may be familiar with instant oats and stovetop versions, but have you ever made oatmeal using a slow cooker? This beloved breakfast food, which is packed with both protein and fiber, reaches new heights when prepared using the popular kitchen appliance that is known to amp up the flavors of foods. Even better, slow cooker meals often require little to no prep time, which equals less time spent in the kitchen.
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Apple Maple Oatmeal
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