Make these Slow Cooker Steel Cuts Oats with literally no effort and get your healthy breakfast fixed. These old fashioned oats are vegan and gluten free and are best for weight watchers. Here is how to make Steel Cut Oats in Slow Cooker.
Do you struggle to make breakfast in the morning? Always running short of time? Have no time to cook breakfast in the morning? This is the perfect recipe for you.
Slow cooker steel cut oats or old-fashioned oats are the best healthy breakfast you can make.
You can even make them ahead and have it when you are running late. There are so many ways to make your oats interesting yet keep it healthy.
You can just put the ingredients in a slow cooker in the night and you have your delicious breakfast will be ready in the morning.
Steel cut oats are healthier than the regular oats that we find on supermarket shelves.
They are hearty and nutty and will keep you full for longer.
You can add your choice of fruits or nuts to the bowl of oats before eating and your scrumptious breakfast is sorted.
You can do many variations to your good old oats breakfast and make it more interesting and healthy.
Have them plain as is, add fruits to it, make apple oats or pumpkin oats or banana oats.
You can use coconut or almond milk to make it vegan. If you are watching your weight, this is the best breakfast.
It is nutritious and high in fiber and helps in losing weight and best thing about these oats is they are vegan and gluten free.
Steel Cut Oats Recipe Slow Cooker
You can make this overnight steel cut oats recipe with almost zero efforts.
All you need to do is mix all the ingredients in the pot of the slow cooker and let it cook on low for 6-7 hours.
Once done, you can top it with maple syrup and fruits of your choice and enjoy.
Remember to use a generous amount of non-stick spray to avoid oats from sticking at the bottom.
Alternatively, you can also use a crockpot liner to avoid any sticking or burning.
Also remember to use traditional steel cut oats and not the Instant Oats when making the overnight oats recipe, as any other oats will become mushy and sticky.
Variations of Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats
Once you have made the basic oats, you can top them a variety of topping.
This time, I used my fabulous Homemade Strawberry Sauce, banana slices, roasted pecan and chia seeds to top them.
I am listing some more variations which are my fav to top over the oats.
I love my oats with milk and creamy. Sometimes I add a little milk to make them creamier.
You can choose to add coconut milk or almond milk. They add a nutty texture and flavor to the oats.
If you like your oats with milk, you can add coconut milk, soy milk, cashew milk, almond milk etc to make them vegan.
Use maple syrup to sweeten it or add some fruits if you like.
You can make this recipe much more delicious by adding pureed pumpkin or pureeed banana while cooking.
You can follow the rest of the recipe as is and make these delicious pumpkin oats for breakfast.
You can make an apple pie flavored oats by mixing all the ingredients – grated apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, oats, chia seeds, Greek yogurt and milk of your choice.
Mix and put them in a jar and refrigerate overnight and you have your overnight apple pie oats ready for breakfast.
Add cranberries while cooking the oats to make cranberry overnight oats.
If you have fresh cranberries available, nothing better than that. You can always use the frozen ones, if fresh ones are not in season.
While serving top your oats with some more cranberries.
Banana Maple Cinnamon
Make this basic maple cinnamon overnights oats with banana puree to have a Christmas feel in your mouth.
Sweeten your oats using maple syrup and add cinnamon to flavor it.
Add fresh or preserved peaches while cooking your oatmeal to make peach oatmeal and you won’t regret it.
It is delicious and so creamy.
Add chopped mangoes and roasted nuts for a delicious tropical flavour.
Add ½ cup of pumpkin Puree while cooking the oats for a taste change. I have a homemade pumpkin puree recipe on the blog, so do check it out.
Can you store or freeze the leftover oats?
Whenever you make a big batch of oats, make sure you store the leftover oatmeal properly to use it again.
You can easily store these in the refrigerator for over a week and in the freezer for over a month.
Store them in an airtight container and freeze or refrigerate. When you want to reheat, just mix the amount of oats you need with a little water or milk and heat in the microwave.
It is even better if you can store the individual portions and then whenever you need, you can just take one portion out and serve as you like with fruits or milk.
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Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats Recipe
- 2 cups Steel Cut Oats
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 6 cups Water
- ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- Add all the ingredients in the pot of the slow cooker and stir to combine.
- Close the lid of the slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
- Add honey or maple syrup as per your taste and top them with your choice of topping.
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