Easy Crockpot Oatmeal

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Making crockpot oatmeal is easy, delicious, and perfect for starting off the day on the right foot! A hot and wholesome breakfast is easy with this Crockpot oatmeal recipe!

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When you want to start the day off right but you don’t have time to make everyone a complicated breakfast…this crockpot oatmeal is the answer.

I love to start the day off with a warm meal. This oatmeal in a slow cooker is wholesome and filling. It keeps me full and focused all morning long!

A top down look at the finished oatmeal in a slow cooker ready to eat.

What we need to make Crockpot oatmeal:

This recipe is easy, and it’s made with wholesome ingredients that everyone will love!

You’ll need steel cut oats (no substitutions here, nothing else will work right), water, milk, cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, brown sugar, and chopped nuts or fruit to top the oatmeal if you like!

How to make oatmeal in a slow cooker:

First we need to prep the slow cooker. Use a liner or coat the interior with non-stick spray.

Next, mix up the oats, milk, maple syrup, water, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in the Crockpot. Put on the lid and cook for about 6 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

A spoonful of finished crockpot oatmeal ready to serve.

Serve up the oatmeal with additional maple syrup, and chopped nuts if you like! I also like to add some fresh fruit from time to time!

Tips and tricks for the best slow cooker oatmeal:

Don’t try to use any other kind of oatmeal, it just won’t come out quite right. Steel cut oats take longer to cook and they’re the only type that won’t break down to mush!

If you want even more fiber in your oatmeal add some flax seed or wheat germ when you mix everything together in the Crockpot.

If you know that your slow cooker runs hotter or tends to burn things, cut back the cooking time by about 2 hours and keep a close eye on the cooking process so you can turn it off as soon as the oats are cooked through.

Another view of the finished oatmeal in a bowl ready to eat.

Looking for other ways to make breakfast in your Crockpot?

Making everything from breakfast to dessert in the Crockpot is easy. Try out these other breakfast recipes for the slow cooker to get the most out of your favorite kitchen appliance!

A bowl full of the finished oatmeal ready to be enjoyed.

This easy breakfast casserole is a family favorite and it’s protein packed! If you like a more hearty breakfast try these biscuits and gravy! If you need another version of oatmeal to try, check out this apple cinnamon oatmeal.

Like your breakfast a little more sweet? Try out this monkey bread recipe! Feel like going totally crazy? Have a little fun and try out this pineapple upside down cake recipe for a sweet treat.

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Oatmeal in a Slow Cooker

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

Making oatmeal in a slow cooker is easy, delicious, and perfect for starting off the day on the right foot! A hot and wholesome breakfast is easy with this Crockpot oatmeal recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups steel cut oats
  • 4 Cups water
  • 3 Cups milk
  • 2 Teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • Chopped nuts, optional

Instructions

First we need to prep the slow cooker. Use a liner or coat the interior with non-stick spray.

Next, mix up the oats, milk, maple syrup, water, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in the Crockpot. Put on the lid and cook for about 6 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

Serve up the oatmeal with additional maple syrup, and chopped nuts if you like! I also like to add some fresh fruit from time to time!

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 276Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 7mgSodium 134mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 5gSugar 12gProtein 9g

These recipes are calculated as a courtesy. They are not intended as medical advice or guaranteed accurate. Please do your own calculations if necessary.

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One thought on “Easy Crockpot Oatmeal

  • October 20, 2020 at 5:32 pm
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    Love this recipe! I found that if I set my slow cooker on warm the oats cook in about 8 hours. I make the oats around 10:30 pm and they are perfect around 6:30am for breakfast!

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