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Crockpot Steel-cut Oatmeal |

Crockpot Steel-cut Oatmeal

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  • Author: Nguyet Vo
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American


All the goodness of steel-cut oatmeal is easy to get thanks to the slow cooker. Put everything in the slow cooker before going to bed and wake up to a healthy and hearty breakfast.


Units Scale
  • 2 cups steel-cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Choice of toppings such as brown sugar, berries, bananas, and/or maple syrup


  1. In a 6 quart crockpot, stir together steel-cut oats, water, and milk. Cover with lid and cook on low setting for 3 hours. When cooking time is over, stir in salt. Serve with choice of toppings.


  • If you are planning to cook the oatmeal overnight, increase water to 5 1/2 cups and milk to 3 cups. Cook 3 hours and let sit on warm setting until morning.
  • Leftover oatmeal can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days. To reheat, spoon desired amount of oatmeal into a microwave safe bowl. Add a splash of milk. Warm oatmeal in the microwave at medium power for 1-2 minutes. Stir. Add more milk as necessary and continue warming in microwave, until the oatmeal is creamy and heated through.
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