Crock-Pot Oatmeal Recipe (Slow Cooker Recipes)
Years ago, an online friend introduced me to Crock-Pot Oatmeal with an amazing recipe. Back then, we called this overnight oats. Now that the craze to soak rolled oat oatmeal in things like coconut milk overnight came about, calling this overnight oats seems misleading. This is not the popular overnight oatmeal which is no-cook, in the fridge, often in a mason jar. But, it IS amazing!
Slow Cooker Recipes are awesome because they’re so easy to make! These recipes aren’t quick, but they don’t take much of your time. You just set everything up and let it cook for several hours.
In our Crockpot Oatmeal Recipe, you put everything in the Crock-Pot the night before and by morning it will be ready to eat! And, your house will smell amazing. This does not disappoint, trust me.
What you’ll need
Even if you don’t love oatmeal because it’s smooshie or slimy, you will love this! See, you this is not made with traditional rolled oats (regular oatmeal). Instead, it’s made with steel cut oats which remind me of Grape Nuts cereal. When cooked overnight in the slow cooker, oatmeal recipes with steel cut oats are a great consistency. Not mushy or runny – just right!
Crock-Pot Oatmeal Recipe
Try it, and let me know what you think!
This overnight oatmeal using steel cut oats is ridiculously good! It’s easy: just set it and let it cook while you sleep. When you wake up in the morning your whole house will smell scrumptious!
- 2 cups steel cut oats
- 8 cups water
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 apples, peeled and diced
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup sliced bananas
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Coat Crockpot with nonstick cooking spray (e.g. Pam cooking spray)
- Add in all ingredients except bananas and walnut, stir
- Slow cook on LOW for 6-8 hours
- 10-15 minutes before serving, add bananas and walnuts and stir
- Add additional brown sugar and cinnamon if you’d like
Do NOT use instant or rolled oats (like traditional oatmeal). Use steel cut oats.
Consider yourself warned about how good this recipe is!! The full recipe makes a very large batch of oatmeal. I usually halve everything instead because there’s nothing like waking up to the smell of this delightful morsel, and eating it fresh and hot! Set it up the evening before you want it for breakfast, and let it cook overnight. Your house will smell fantastic in the morning!
Thanks to Jacque for giving me this recipe years ago, so that I might become ever-so-slightly addicted to Crockpot Oatmeal. 🙂