IMG_7929I was teaching a yoga class the other day and my friend Rachel and her boyfriend came in. Jim whispered to Rachel, “is that the oatmeal girl?” Rachel had been making him the Blueberry Muffin Crockpot Oatmeal I put up a while ago and he absolutely fell in love. I talked to them a little after class and promised I’d put together an apple pie crockpot oatmeal since I was now coined “The Oatmeal Girl.” I needed to use up my star anise anyway so it couldn’t have worked out better. Cinnamon is balancing for your blood sugar. You could add two tablespoons of chia seeds if you wanted to pack some omega-3s in there. This makes for the perfect breakfast on a cold, snowy morning when you need to get up and go! It’s energizing too!

Serves: 4-6

Hands-on time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 6 hours, 10 minutes

Gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, soy free


2 cups steel cut oats

3 cups almond,  hemp, or any other nut milk. You can also use coconut milk.

2 crisp apples, cored and diced

1 ½ Tablespoon vanilla

2 star anise

2 Tablespoons Chia seeds *optional*

2 scoops Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides *optional*


Almond slices or any other nuts

Honey or maple syrup

Sliced apples



  1. Place all ingredients, except for the toppings in a crockpot. Stir and cook on low for about 4 hours. You can put this in overnight and wake up to the smell of cinnamon and warm oats for breakfast!
  2. Serve in a bowl and add toppings.
  3. Store in a glass container for up to five days in the refrigerator.
  4. Enjoy!

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