This is the time of year when time feels short. There is a lot of fun to be had –holiday parties, secret gift exchanges (and not-secret gift exchanges), favorite movies or productions to watch, and all the things to decorate! All this merriment often means I stay up later than I intended and struggle to get “up and at ‘em” the following morning. To make sure I get myself started on the right foot, I make a week’s worth of oatmeal in the crockpot and have a fast and filling breakfast waiting for me every morning.
I make these oats year-round, especially for busy weeks. They are delicious and keep me satisfied until lunch. And with so many topping options, it’s easy to keep breakfast interesting. Only 5 minutes of prep on Sunday for fuel all week long!
Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal
This recipe is based off a 2015 recipe from the Fit Foodie Finds blog.
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- ½ cup quinoa, rinsed well
- 6 cups unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- Generous sprinkle of cinnamon
- Dash of salt
- Mix all ingredients in the crock in a slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 4 hours.
- Transfer cooked oatmeal into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
- When ready to eat, heat oatmeal in the microwave. I top my oatmeal with plain greek yogurt, peanut butter, fruit, nuts, or any combination of these.
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4 thoughts on “Smart Start: Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats”
Do you have to use Almond milk? Can you replace with 1% or skim milk?
Hi Deanna, you can absolutely use 1% of skim milk for this recipe! 🙂
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