Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oatmeal Recipe

If you are a looking for a easy and delicious slow cooker oatmeal recipe, this one is the one for you. Easily customizable to fit everyone in your household’s oatmeal tastes. I used Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats. Do not try to use quick oats or any other kind of oats. Only steel cut will work for a slow cooker recipe. Believe me, I tried it before! Purchase from Amazon or via VitaCost ($10 off $10 coupon).

Not only is this delicious, steel-cut oats are much healthier. Rolled oats are produced by mashing the oat groat into a thin sheet, which breaks down the fiber. Steel-cut oats are simply cut into two or three pieces. Thus, they take longer to digest than rolled oats because they are more complex and have less factory processing.

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Serves: 6 servings
This is perfect for a family oatmeal bar! Have many of toppings and flavorings on hand. Blueberries, strawberries, brown sugar, maple syrup, walnuts, raisins, flaxseed, and cinnamon are just a few ideas!
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of milk
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Toppings per taste - ie, brown sugar, maple sugar, agave syrup, raisins, blueberries, walnuts, apples etc.
  1. Combine steel cut oats, water, and sea salt in slow cooker.
  2. Cook overnight or for around 8 hours on low.
  3. In the morning you may need to add a little milk if it is too thick.
  4. Add flavoring in the morning. I added ¼ cup of brown sugar and ¼ cup of maple sugar to make my son's favorite flavor. I added walnuts and blueberries to mine.
I used 2 cups milk and 2 cups water. You could do 4 cups of water or a 4 cups of milk depending on how you like your oatmeal.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 79 Fat: 1

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    We love oatmeal in out family! It’s our favorite breakfast every morning for the last 3 years.
    Always made fresh every morning, as id doesnt take long to cook.

    I will give it a try with cooking in a slow cooker. Probably will have a better texture with steel-cut oats. Thanks for the recipe, Briana!

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    Shannon says

    Can’t wait to try this!! I purchased some Steel Cut Oats about a month ago, but since it does take longer to cook them, I’ve only made the oatmeal once. THANKS for sharing this!!

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