Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal is ready when you wake up! Throw it in the crockpot before you go to bed, it slow cooks overnight, making breakfast easy and healthy! Just add your favorite toppings, berries, a scoop of yogurt or apple sauce and homemade granola!
How to Make Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal
Once or twice a week, especially when I know it’s going to be a hectic morning, I start my morning oatmeal the night before in the crockpot. This is by far my easiest breakfast ever! It is a great change-up in our weekly rotation of eggs, pancakes, french toast, muffins, yogurt, and cereal. It’s only 2 ingredients and takes under a minute to make!
- Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal – Before you go to bed, put 1 cup of Steel Cut Oats and 6 cups of water in a crockpot on LOW. Ready in the morning!!
It’s that easy! You don’t really even need to stir it. In the morning it will be creamy and delicious, give it a good stir, and it’s ready for toppings! Make sure you are using steel cut oats and not rolled oats or quick oats. If that’s all you have on hand, try my homemade instant oatmeal.
A crockpot full of oatmeal is an unflavored blank canvas. I like to set our favorite toppings out and let everyone make their own. The kids can pick out their own toppings and it’s perfect if your family members aren’t all eating at the same time.
We top ours with berries, a scoop of plain yogurt, a scoop of apple sauce, granola, raisins, or nuts. If you like it sweeter, add a sprinkle of brown sugar, a dash of cinnamon, or a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. Homemade granola gives it extra sweetness too. Frozen berries work great, they melt right in, and other fruits like chopped kiwi or pomegranate seeds make colorful variations.
This oatmeal recipe makes about 4 servings. For our family that means, mom and dad, two little kids who eat more toppings than oatmeal, and some leftover. I store the leftovers in a container in the fridge for up to three days. Just microwave it, I usually add a dash of milk to loosen it up. The leftovers usually feed one or both adults the next day. You can adjust the quantities for your family size. All of our breakfasts, including oatmeal go great with a Smoothie!
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Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal
- 1 c steel cut oatmeal
- 6 c water
- Add oats and water to a crockpot on LOW before bed, ready in the morning (about 8-10 hours)
- Add your favorite oatmeal toppings – berries, yogurt, apple sauce, granola, raisins, or nuts.
- Store leftovers in the fridge and microwave with a little milk.