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Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Basic steel cut oatmeal:
  • 1 ½ cups steel cut oats
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 6 cups milk and/or water
Optional add-ins:
  • Spices (cinnamon, pumpkin spice, etc.)
  • Sweeteners (maple syrup, agave nectar, honey, brown sugar, etc.)
  • Toppings (nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit)
To make basic steel cut oatmeal
  1. Place the steel cut oats, salt, and milk/water in a greased (either butter or cooking spray) slow cooker and whisk to combine.
  2. Cook for 2-3 hours on high or 4-6 hours on low. Stir everything around once or twice during the cooking process.
Optional add-ins
  1. If you'd like to dress this oatmeal up a bit, feel free to add spices and/or sweeteners of your choice along with all of the other ingredients. I generally don't add any of the suggested toppings until I'm ready to eat.
Recipe Notes

Notes: Cow's milk, almond milk, water, and a combination of any of those 3 work well. Other non-dairy milks—such as coconut—may also work, though I haven't tried using them.