Recipe By DebbieKat
Published Apr 4th
Prep 10m Cook 6h Additional - Ready In 6h 10m
Servings 16 cups Calories 138.6

It’s like eating dessert for breakfast! Even picky breakfast eaters will love this oatmeal! Freezes and reheats well.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 10 cups water
  • 23 ounces unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag shredded carrots
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ⅓ cup granular no-calorie sucralose sweetener (such as Splenda®)
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine water, applesauce, oats, carrots, pineapple, raisins, sweetener, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in the crock of a 7-quart or larger slow cooker.
  2. 2 Cook on Low for 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 138.6
  • Carbohydrate 30.1 g
  • Fat 1.4 g
  • Fiber 3.9 g
  • Protein 3.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.3 g
  • Sodium 164.2 mg
  • Sugar 12.9 g


  1. This is awesome. My husband and my kids did too. My husband leaves for work at 5:30 and has some then turns it off. When we get up and eat at 7:30 it is a perfect temperature. We love it with vanilla yogurt on top. Personally we think that the yogurt makes this recipe complete. - Read more ...
  2. This is a great recipe! Made exactly as stated the first time and was 5 star, but since then have made minor changes to taste. I use a full 20oz can of crushed pineapple, draining the juice, but measure it and use as part of the water. Have tried different kinds and amounts of sweetener, - Read more ...
  3. Despite so many negative reviews I tried this anyway. I'm happy I did. The only other time I've made steel cut oats was with a recipe from this site ( I compared the water called for in this recipe to the previous link and the ratio of water to oats was much greater (probably why - Read more ...
  4. This seemed to have so much promise given the ingredients and I loved the fact that it was so healthy but I just didn't care for it. I followed the recipe exactly and the shredded carrots were still carrots and hadn't softened into nothing and the taste was tart and unappealing.
  5. Followed the recipe with the exception of adding 1/2 cup raisins and 1/2 cup zante currants instead of 1cup raisins. I initially thought the amount of water (10cupes?) seemed a bit much esp if you include the applesauce but since I'd never cooked with steel cut oats I figured it'll "drink" all the water up - Read more ...
  6. We just loved this! We had a guy doing work at the house early Saturday morning and hubs asked me warm up 2 big bowls for them. Not eggs, sweet rolls or a big sandwich, OATMEAL! Lol!! I halved this and used a 5 qt slow cooker. It only took about 3 hours. I used - Read more ...
  7. I wouldn't say that this tastes like carrot cake but I will say that it tastes GREAT! I made half a recipe and it cooked much faster than 6 hours so you may want to start checking on it early. Next time I probably will double the raisins and even use golden raisins for a - Read more ...
  8. Perfect!! I used regular applesauce and zero sugar.
  9. 5 stars. Delicious and healthy. I halved the recipe though and added more cinnamon and raisins. Great for before school healthy breakfasts.

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