Friday, January 03, 2014

Slow Cooker Oatmeal

I enjoy a good breakfast but I admit it is my least favorite meal to prepare. That leads to eating cereal more often then I should. I am trying to eat better and I know that starting with a healthy, hearty breakfast is a great start. I do not like any type of instant oatmeal. The kids gobble it up but I don't like the texture. My previous slow cooker oatmeal was good. I just didn't love it so I didn't make it as often as I should have.

I have been playing with different recipes and finally found one that I love. 

8 1/2 cups water
2 cups steel cut oats
1 3/4 cup milk (I used 1%)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Pour all of the ingredients into a butter greased crock pot or use a liner.  Mix together and cook for 8 to 10 hours on low.  When I get up I turn it onto warm and then stir before serving.  At that point you can add any fruit, nuts or additional sweetener if needed. 

This makes a huge batch.  Next time I will cut in in half and will still have plenty for the week.  Enjoy!

May your day be filled with joy and contentment!


  1. I don't know why I've never tried cooking oatmeal in a crock pot. Just got a new one, so I will definitely be giving this recipe a try.

  2. This is such a great idea! I bet that you wake to the delicious smell of it cooking.

  3. Mmmm.... that sounds SO good, and I bet the house smells GREAT when yall wake up!!

  4. I don't have steel cut oats. Do you think this would work with old fashioned oats?

  5. mm I will have to try this...thank you for sharing.

  6. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It sounds good. Enjoy your day and God bless.

  7. Thanks for this recipe, Wendi. I've been tinkering with crockpot oatmeal recipes the last couple years, and feel the same way you do. I will definitely try this soon!


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