Steel cut oatmeal made in the slow cooker is one of my favorite easy pre-made breakfast options. Throw all of the ingredients in the slow cooker before you go to bed and awake to the lovely aroma of a healthy scrumptious breakfast, ready-to-go!
My Banana Blueberry Steel Cut Oatmeal made in the slow cooker is one of the most popular and viewed recipes on the blog. I’ve wanted to re-shoot the photos from this post for awhile. I also haven’t used my slow cooker in months and it’s definitely time to make use of this bad boy!
I edited the original recipe, slightly, by adding an additional cup of blueberries and an additional cup of liquid. I love blueberries and always have them on hand, but feel free to use any berry or combination of berries that you have available- cherries, raspberries and/or strawberries. I may try cherries when I make this again… they would be absolutely fabulous in this recipe!
Cooking a large batch of steel cut oatmeal in the slow cooker is the perfect way to prep breakfast for the week. I think we could all use less chaotic mornings. I eat about 1 to 1.5 cups for breakfast with a splash of almond milk, 1 packet of Stevia and a tablespoon of nut butter- crunchy peanut butter is especially delicious with this oatmeal. Warm leftover oatmeal for about 2 minutes in the microwave- breakfast is ready to go in under 5 minutes!
- 1 cup steel cut oats (gluten-free, if needed)
- 2 ripe bananas, sliced or mashed (depending on your preference)
- 1-2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (I used 2 cups frozen)
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Optional garnishes: chopped nuts, nut butter, fresh or dried fruit, granola, shredded coconut, honey, additional milk
- Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 5-8 hours, depending on the texture of oats that you prefer.
- Give oatmeal a good stir before serving. Scoop out 1-1.5 cups and add preferred garnish.
- Store in a sealed container in the fridge for about a week. Warm leftover oatmeal for about 2 minutes in the microwave and add a splash of milk for desired consistency. Enjoy!
Nutritional information calculated for one 1.5 cup serving, using 2 cups of blueberries and Silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
|Total Fat||4.4 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.6 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.3 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.8 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||58.1 g|
|Dietary Fiber||8.7 g|
|Vitamin A||5.8 %|
|Vitamin B-12||25.0 %|
|Vitamin B-6||16.7 %|
|Vitamin C||10.8 %|
|Vitamin D||12.5 %|
|Vitamin E||29.2 %|
Something to think about….
Have you ever tried steel cut oats? If so do prefer them to rolled oats?
Have you ever made oatmeal in the slow cooker?
What are your favorite oatmeal flavor combinations?