Let your slow cooker do the work overnight and wake up to a nice warm bowl of creamy oatmeal! This recipe provides such a yummy and EASY way to prepare a healthy and filling breakfast perfect for a lazy weekend morning or a busy weekday morning.
Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal
Adapted from FoodNetwork.com
I cup steel cut oatmeal
4 cups water
1/2 cup half and half
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
*dried fruit and nuts for toppings
Directions: Whisk together all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Stir and serve in bowls with desired toppings – I topped with dried cranberries, figs, and walnuts. Serves 4. You can also cook oatmeal with dried fruit if you prefer, but I have some family members that won’t eat it that way.
Notes: Do not substitute rolled oats for steel cut oats. Steel cut oats are whole cut oats that have a chewy texture and take longer to cook than rolled oats so they will hold up in a slow cooker overnight.
More Slow Cooker Recipes? Yes, please!
* Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
* Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Recipe
* Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake
* Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken Recipe
* Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce Recipe
* Slow Cooker Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sliders
* Slow Cooker Refried Beans
* Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna Recipe
* Slow Cooker Ranch Mashed Potatoes
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.