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Healthy Slow Cooker Oatmeal, this steel cut oats crockpot recipe cooks up creamy while still maintaining some texture. It’s an easy overnight recipe!

Use your slow cooker and have a warm breakfast ready to eat in the morning.


Healthy Slowcooker Steak Cut Oats
This is a delicious way to start your day. This recipe makes creamy steel-cut oats that are full of flavor!


Make-ahead breakfasts are essential for busy mornings. If they’re delicious and healthy, that’s a bonus!

These slow cooker steel cut oats are just the thing on one of those mornings. Not only do they taste good, but eating a healthy breakfast gets your day off to a great start.

This is a great recipe for the whole family and it makes a lot. It also reheats really well so if you don’t have a slow cooker with a timer you can make it the night or day before and reheat them in the microwave before servings them.

For best results when reheating, I found they are pretty thick but adding a little more almond milk makes them creamy again.

Something magical happens to oats in the slow cooker.

  1. I do recommend that you stir it a couple of times during the cooking process so that the oats don’t stick to the bottom.
  2. As well, this recipe works best at a low-temperature setting and if your slow cooker runs extra hot, you may want to cook it on the ‘warm’ setting.


I like to make the oats with this basic recipe, then spruce them up once plated.

  • Cinnamon
  • Apple sauce
  • fresh fruit – try peaches and cream or strawberries and cream
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts
  • Chocolate chips
  • Peanut Butter

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Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.

I updated this post from an earlier version on December 18, 2012. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.

Healthy Slowcooker Steak Cut Oats

Healthy Slowcooker Oatmeal

Cooking oats in the slow cooker is ideal for busy mornings. Program your slow cooker and have a healthy breakfast ready when you are!
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Servings: 4 servings
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  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 and ½ cup almond milk unsweetened (I prefer the vanilla flavor)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder optional


Slowcooker method:

  • In a slow cooker combine the oats, coconut water, almond milk, and protein powder; whisk to combine. Turn on low and cook for 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.
  • Topping ideas: fresh fruit, raisins, craisins, flaxseed, nutritional yeast.


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 2mg
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  2. Yummy and so healthy! Thanks for sharing it 🙂

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


  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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