There’s nothing like a cozy and delicious bowl of warm Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal. It fills the belly in that super comforting sort of way. Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal is packed with nutrition and is a great option for anyone who eats gluten-free.
When compared to rolled oats or quick oats, steel cut oats help to keep you feeling fuller longer. In addition, steel cut oats contain extra vitamins from the hull that are normally stripped away with other oat varieties.
Steel cut oats take longer to cook, but they are so worth it and perfect for the slow cooker. Even my toddler loves this recipe for Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal!
There are endless possibilities for toppings for this Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal. Nuts, nut butter, seeds, yogurt, fruit, jams, coconut shavings, or chocolate chips all would be great!
Most of us are so busy in the morning to have time to make a fulfilling breakfast. But with this big pot of Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal you’ll be able to store leftovers in the fridge and reheat them all week long. You will always have a healthy meal to start the day!
If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can just bring the ingredients to boil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven.
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Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal
- 2 cups Steel cut oats
- 6 cups Water
- 2 cups Milk any type
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 1/2 cup Brown sugar (adjust to taste)
- 1 tsp Kosher salt (adjust to taste)
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon
- 2 tsp Anise optional - but my favorite part!
- 2 to 3 Apples peeled & chopped optional - I prefer without
- Cooking Spray
Insert slow cooker liner if using. Lightly coat the pot with cooking spray.
Put all ingredients in a slow cooker. (omit apples if you prefer.)
Cover and cook on low for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
Top with nuts, nut butter, seeds, yogurt, fruit, jams, coconut shavings, or chocolate chips!
If you don’t have a slow cooker, bring the ingredients to boil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven and then simmer for 45 minutes, stirring here and there to make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.