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.Print
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 hours
- Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings 1x
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
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Toppings per taste – ie, brown sugar, maple sugar, agave syrup, raisins, blueberries, walnuts, apples etc.
- Combine steel cut oats, water, and sea salt in slow cooker.
- Cook overnight or for around 8 hours on low.
- In the morning you may need to add a little milk if it is too thick.
- Add flavoring in the morning. I added 1/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/4 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.
- Calories: 79
- Fat: 1
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Nancy @ imadethisdish
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!
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!!
My family loves this with dried cherries and a splash of almond extract. I add some brown sugar too!