Healthy Slowcooker Oatmeal

After a few holiday parties and making (and taste testing) dessert trays, I simply cannot wait until after the holidays to start watching what I eat. Even though I’m running extra, gone are the days that I can eat whatever I want whenever I want. I do recall (with fondness) late night runs to B-Quik in college and ‘breakfast’ at 1 a.m. at the Truck Stop……
ah, the memories….
And, now I’m eating flax seed and drinking almond milk!! Geez!!!
Healthy Slowcooker Oatmeal
Even though this is low-fat, nutritious and all that business, it really is good.

Healthy Slowcooker Oatmeal
Healthy Slowcooker Oatmeal

Healthy Slowcooker Oatmeal / Call Me PMc


Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 c steel cut oats
  • 1 c coconut water
  • 1 1/2 c almond milk, unsweetened (I prefer the vanilla flavor)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • Toppings: 1 T craisins (dried cranberries), 1/2 T flax seed 1 tsp nutritional yeast*


  • Slowcooker method:
  • In a slow cooker combine the oats, coconut water, almond milk and protein powder; whisk to combine. Turn on low and cook 3 to 4 hours until the oats are soft and most of the liquid is absorbed. Serve in bowl and top with craisins, flax seed and nutritional yeast.
  • Stove top method:
  • Combine oats, coconut water, almond milk and protein powder in a medium size pan; whisk to combine. Turn to low and cook 20 to 30 minutes or until oats are soft and most of the liquid is absorbed. Serve and top with craisins, flax seed and nutritional yeast.


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I purchased all these ingredients at Kroger in the health food section.
*A little more info:
Flax Seed- contains a lot of healthy components, but gets a healthy reputation primarily from three ingredients:
  • Omega-3 fatty acids or ‘good’ fats have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s.
  • Lignans have plant estrogen and antioxidant qualities and contains up to 800 times more lignans than other plant foods.
  • Fiber –  Flaxseed contains both soluble and insoluble fiber (Source)

Nutritional Yeast is a source of protein and vitamins, especially B-complex vitamins. It is also a complete protein. It’s low in fat and sodium and doesn’t contain sugar, dairy, or gluten. (Source)

Basically, just know that all that is good for you (unlike the 1 a.m. feeding at Truckers R Us)

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  1. interesting healthy recipe,I always like slow cooker recipes…

  2. Oh that looks yummy and totally guilt free. You know I have never thought to add Nutritual Yeast to my oatmeal. I am adding it this morning! And I love that this cooks in the crockpot, I can start it get my workout in then breakfast will be ready when I am done. Thanks so much for sharing on We Made That!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop!
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  4. Our Neck of the Woods says:

    It looks yummy! I have heard about cooking oatmeal in the slow cooker but still haven't tried it. I need to get on that!

  5. Yummy and so healthy! Thanks for sharing it :)

    I just found your blog through the Adorned From Above linkup – excited to read more!


  6. that sounds really good! :)


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