Slow Cooker Oatmeal Recipe

by Pamela

Slow Cooker Oatmeal Recipe

How much does it suck when you have to get out of your warm cuddly bed on these cold winter mornings? How much easier would it be if you knew you had a hot and steamy bowl of creamy oatmeal waiting for you? This slow cooker oatmeal recipe only requires you to break out the slow cooker and two more ingredients. Breakfast made easy!

One of my favorite breakfast foods is steel cut oatmeal. Funny that one of  my least favorite things to clean up in the kitchen is the pan that I use to cook said oatmeal. UGH! That’s where my trusty slow cooker comes in handy. Not only do I get to wake up to my oatmeal being ready, but cleaning up the slow cooker bowl is A LOT easier than cleaning up a metal pan.

Slow Cooker Oatmeal

This slow cooker oatmeal recipe is purposely easy and very basic. I didn’t want to bog you down in a bunch of ingredients to add while you cook it on purpose. I don’t know about you, but some mornings I feel like having bananas in my oatmeal and some mornings I just want a little brown sugar or honey. Some days I go a little crazy and I have a bowl of savory oatmeal for lunch. You know, throw some bacon and a poached egg on top. Crazy!

I also like to make my slow cooker oatmeal super creamy, so I cook it using almond milk, but you could use water instead if you prefer.

Break out that slow cooker and make your mornings just a little bit better by having a nice warm breakfast waiting for you when you get up.

Slow Cooker Oatmeal Recipe
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Use your slow cooker to wake up to a hot and steamy bowl of steel cut oatmeal on those chilly winter mornings. Top it off with your favorite toppings.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2-4
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 4¾ cups almond milk
  1. Pour oats and almond milk into the slow cooker and give it a good stir.
  2. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. If you don't have a timer on your slow cooker, use one of those lamp timers and plug your slow cooker into that. Now you can set the time it starts and stops cooking.
I topped my oatmeal with cashew butter, almonds, bananas and honey. This recipe is set up so you can top your bowl with your favorite toppings.


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April @ Girl Gone Gourmet January 22, 2016 at 11:53 am

Love this idea – so much easier using the slow cooker instead of dragging out all the stuff in the morning. I’m thinking I’d like mine with some brown sugar and raisins stirred in, although your savory oatmeal idea has got me thinking, too… hmmm, thanks for the inspiration 🙂

Pamela January 25, 2016 at 11:22 am

Thanks April! The slow cooker for oatmeal is DEFINITELY the way to go!

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