Banana Blueberry Steel Cut Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker
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.
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.
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. 😉
- 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!
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?
Join me back here tomorrow for WIAW!!!