Hope everyone’s week off to a great start!

This recipe has helped get my week off to a great start. I prepped this on Sunday and breakfast has been ready-to-go yesterday and today! I love having one less thing to worry about in the morning. 😉


I’ve wanted to try steel cut oatmeal in my slow cooker for a while and I’m so glad that I finally took the time to do it. Steel cut oats (sometimes called Scottish or Irish oats) have always been my oats of choice. I really prefer the chewy texture and nutty flavor to that of traditional rolled oats. The only downside is they do take quite a bit longer to cook.

Steel Cut Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker

This is a super simple recipe… just mix all of your ingredients together in the slow cooker. Plug your slow cooker in, cover it and set it to low for about 5-8 hours, depending on the texture you want your oatmeal to have.

Steel Cut Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker

After your steel cut oats are all cooked up; lift the lid and breathe in that, oh so lovely, smell! They don’t look very pretty, but they sure are delicious. You can go ahead and dish yourself out a bowl or transfer to a container and store in the fridge for about a week. I measured myself out one cup, added a few splashes of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, blueberries and nut butter for breakfast on Monday morning. This was the perfect serving size and now I have breakfast for about 5-6 more mornings. That is if Brad can keep from snacking on it. 😉

Steel Cut Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker- a great make ahead breakfast to make mornings a cinch!

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Banana Blueberry Steel Cut Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker

The perfect make-ahead breakfast, so your morning's a cinch!


  • 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
  • 1/4 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!


Make this recipe once and eat all week! It stores well in the fridge and reheats nicely.
Serving: 1.5cups, Calories: 297kcal, Carbohydrates: 58.1g, Protein: 8.1g, Fat: 4.4g, Saturated Fat: 0.6g, Sodium: 81.1mg, Fiber: 8.7g, Sugar: 20.8g

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Steel Cut Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker- a great make ahead breakfast to make mornings a cinch!

Something to think about……

Have you ever made steel cut oatmeal? How about in a slow cooker?

What’s your favorite thing to make in a slow cooker?

Anything fun planned this week? How’s your week going so far?

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