Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats made with quick steel cut oats, berries, bananas, maple syrup, and nuts are an easy, high-fiber breakfast!
The slow cooker is a great vessel for making oatmeal for brunch, meal prep, or feeding a crowd. I load up the oats with lots of fruit and a little maple syrup to sweeten them and top them with chopped nuts. I tested this recipe with quick- cooking steel cut oats, which I loved in these savory oats. You can also make Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats.
This healthy breakfast is not only high in fiber, but it’s also delicious. Steel cut oats are processed less than old fashioned and quick-cooking oats, so they have the most fiber and protein. Plus, one of my favorite ways to boost the protein content is to add egg whites – you can’t taste them, and they don’t change the texture. Win, win!
Steel cut oats take longer to cook than other types of oats. However, quick- cooking steel cut are faster than regular steel cut ones. The slow cooker is the perfect way to make them because you can set it and forget it for a couple of
Slow cooker oatmeal is perfect for meal prep. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to six days. To reheat it, add a splash of milk or water, and heat it in the microwave or on the stove until warm.
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This is a seriously delicious recipe! I made it this afternoon so that I would have breakfasts at the ready over the next few days. It was so simple to assemble in the slow cooker and just set it on low for a couple of hours. The small bowlful that I tried when it finished cooking turned into two small bowlfuls! Delicious! It will be so warm and comforting on the chilly mornings ahead. Thanks, Gina, for another five star recipe!
Sounds great, I’ll have to give this a try! But with regular steel cut oats – the quick ones have a weird gummy texture that I don’t care for.
Haven’t tried yet, but I will in the morning. Your recipes never disappoint.
Can a frozen berry medley be used?
Can this be made without the egg? Should flax or chia seeds be added if egg is omitted?
You can just omit or add chia for protein if you wish
Looks delicious! Are the oats used in this recipe gluten free? If not, will ones that say gluten free on the packaging work too?
gluten free steel cut oats will work, if they are not quick steel cut oats they need 4 hours
Hi, I’m Gina Homolka, a busy mom of two girls, author and recipe developer here at Skinnytaste.com. My food philosophy is to eat seasonal, whole foods and maintain good portion control (everything in moderation!).
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