Slowcooker Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats

crockpot overnight oats apple cinnamon

This recipe is a serious WIN for our family. Husband and one year old LOVE oatmeal. I love it too….with all of the toppings and flavor and when it’s easy. With a baby that gets up SUPER early, cooking breakfast is the last thing anyone wants to do at that hour. But, we are all breakfast lovers and want something hot + satisfying…even that early!

You just really cannot beat 5 min prep before bed and waking up to the smell of warm cinnamon apple. I’ve tried a lot of recipes and they never were quite right for my tastes (all of the flavor, remember?). They all also only seemed to yield around 3 servings, so I tailored mine to feed a bigger group…or to save for leftovers the next day. My husband often leaves early and likes to eat his breakfast at the office…so we like leftovers!

Here’s our family’s favorite version of Slowcooker Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats.

Yield: 6 servings


2 cups steel cut oats

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp ground flax

1 tbsp vanilla

1/4 tsp nutmeg

3 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp himalyan salt

3 apples, cut into small pieces

3 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp butter (optional if you want to make these dairy-free)

3 cups almond milk

3 cups water


Grease slowcooker with ghee or oil. I spread mine with a paper towel. (I’ve tried coconut oil and I feel like it burns the edges more, so that’s not my top choice.) Add all ingredients and stir. Set slowcooker for 6 hours on low and to automatically switch to ‘keep warm’ setting until you wake up! ENJOY with toppings such as chopped pecans, granola, almond milk etc.

Dairy-free Buffalo Chicken Dip

paleo whole 30 buffalo chicken dip

I have teamed up with my friend, Caroline from Olive You Whole, to create my new favorite party dip!  I have always found myself in a predicament with finding things to snack on at parties.  If I am avoiding dairy, I am usually left to choose from hummus and the raw veggies.  That can be so boring when the table is filled with hot, cheesy dips!  

dairy free paleo buffalo chicken dip

I started to think about what I would bring to a Super Bowl party and found myself wishing for a hot dip that was not full of cheese!  I called on Caroline, who is the best Paleo + Whole 30 recipe creator that I know (see tons of examples on her blog) to see if she wanted to create a dairy-free recipe for an all-time favorite, the Buffalo Chicken Dip.  This dip is at every party I go to and I love it!  The traditional recipe is full of chicken, hot sauce, cream cheese and shredded cheese.  I love it, my body doesn't.  

dairy free paleo gluten free buffalo chicken dip

You guys.  Caroline is an absolute master.  She nailed it!  We had our families + friends taste test and the results were unanimous - it's amazing!!!  "Better than the original" - they said!!!  So, here it is.  The recipe for the best warm, dairy-free dip - that is sure to be the crowd favorite at your Super Bowl party!!

This recipe is compliant with so many dietary needs:  paleo, Whole30, dairy free, gluten free and keto!




14 oz cashews, roasted and salted
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
10 oz cooked, shredded chicken (3 cups)
2 tbsp gelatin
1 cup Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
3/4 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon fresh chives, chopped


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Blend cashews, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, full fat coconut milk, gelatin, hot sauce, mayo and spices in a blender or food processor until smooth.

3. In a large bowl, mix the buffalo blend and shredded chicken.

4. Spray your pan (6x9 for thicker dip or 9x13 casserole dish for thinner dip).  Spread the dip evenly into the dish, place in oven and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through.

5. Serve with your choice of carrot sticks, celery, chips or crackers!  Tag posts of your dip with hashtag #buffalochickdip

olive you whole buffalo chicken dip

Who are you pulling for in the Super Bowl this year?  Let's be honest.  I go the parties for the snacks and friends ;)  I can't wait to see how much everyone LOVES this dip!!

xoxo Lauren