Crockpot Oatmeal with Old Fashioned Oats

Crockpot Oatmeal with Old Fashioned Oats

January 20, 2017   10 Comments

I am a big fan of Crockpot oatmeal with old fashioned oats AND steel cut oats. I like to grab whatever I have available when the weather is cold.

Oatmeal is a great solution to my healthy breakfast dilemma. It is whole grain, no sugar added, four grams of fiber per serving, and five grams of protein.

There is instant oatmeal, of course, but it doesn't taste as good as old fashioned rolled oats, or steel cut oats. Also, many of the packets of instant oatmeal have added sugar and flavors that may or may not be delicious. And, it costs A LOT more per serving than a regular box of rolled oats.

Buy a 2 quart Crockpot (see below – only $10-$12) or slow cooker and mix your old fashioned oats and water at night. In the morning, your oats are ready to go! It is SO ridiculously easy and (for you college students out there), you don't even NEED a stove.

Some tips:

  • You can buy Quaker Old Fashioned oats or find the rolled oats or steel cut oats from the bulk section of your supermarket (if it has one). I find that the bulk section oats are less expensive and fresher than Quaker.
  • Use a small slow cooker (1.5 – 2.5 quart). I used my large one and it really made a mess to clean up. Picture crusty oatmeal glued to my cooker. The small ones are perfect for this task.
  • Change what you mix in to your oatmeal. You can get bored with oatmeal if you eat the same thing every day. Add different things and look forward to the meal. Don’t forget the savory option!

Sweet things to add to oatmeal:
maple syrup, brown sugar, honey
cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves
Raisins, dried apricots, dried cherries
Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries
Banana, Apples, Pear
Frozen Berries
apple butter

Savory things to add to oatmeal:
soy sauce and scallions
salsa
crumbled Hard Boiled Egg
peanut butter, almond butter, etc.
cooked vegetables from last night
grated cheese

How do you fit oatmeal into your life?

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Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

(serves 4)

2 cups old fashioned rolled oats (Quaker)
4 1/2 cups water

or (serves 2)

1 cup steel cut oats
4 cups water

Mix oats and water in slow cooker and cook at low for 8-9 hours. Amounts can be doubled or halved depending on the size of your cooker. These recipes will work in a 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 quart capacity slow cooker.

For one serving without mixins: 155 calories, 2.7 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 27.7 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 5.4 g protein, 4.1 g fiber, 17 mg sodium, 4 SmartPts

Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes

Crock-Pot SCR200-B Manual Slow Cooker, 2 Quart

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10 Comments:

Should the "add-ons" always be added after the oatmeal is done cooking? I love granola with oats but have never gotten into this kind of cooked oatmeal - this needs to change in 2017 :-)

on January 20, 2017

@Julie - yes, add your mix ins after the oatmeal is finished cooking. Keep trying different stuff until you find your favorite blend. Thanks for your question!

on January 20, 2017

what is the measurement for a serving?

on January 21, 2017

I have old fashioned oatmeal every morning as I find it fills me up to lunch time & I don't feel as hungry. I have started adding 1 TBS chia seeds to the oatmeal. I make enough for one day at a time, & do it the night before in saucepan. I use about 1/8th cup oats and the chia seeds in boiling water. In morning I add a little more water, turn on stove and cook. I put a mixture of diced strawberries & blueberries & or walnuts. The old fashioneds are also great to make granola with.

on January 21, 2017

The carton of quaker old fashioned oats says a serving is 1/2 cup dry oats. I use about 1/4 cup dry as when you leave them soaking overnight they swell up. The calorie count is 150 per serving.

on January 21, 2017

I a man going to try this in my large slow cooker, using a water bath. It should work. Fingers crossed 🀞🏻

on January 21, 2017

I usually make mine in the microwave with milk instead of water; will milk work in the slow cooker too?

on January 21, 2017

I like the texture of both mixed. Can you mix the regular oats and the steel cut together? If so, what quantities.

on January 21, 2017

I usually make enough steel cut oats on Sunday for the rest of the week. I add molasses and cinnamon. I will have to look for small crockpot as mine is huge .

on January 22, 2017

I have tried overnight steel cut oats on the stove. Will definitely try this as I eat oatmeal at least 5 days a week.

on January 23, 2017


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