Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

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Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats made with quick steel cut oats, berries, bananas, maple syrup, and nuts are an easy, high-fiber breakfast!

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

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.

Slow Cooker 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!

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats Ingredients

  • Oats: I used Bob’s Red Mill Quick-Cooking Steel Cut Oats. If you use regular steel cut oats, you’ll need to cook them longer.
  • Water: Use two cups of water for every cup of oats.
  • Maple Syrup for sweetener.
  • Cinnamon for flavor.
  • Egg Whites for extra protein. If you’re allergic you can omit.
  • Banana: Slice one ripe banana.
  • Berries: Two cups of fresh berries, like blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries
  • Nuts: Pecans or walnuts will work.

Do steel cut oats take a long time to cook?

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

How do you cook oats in a slow cooker?

  • Put the oats, water, maple syrup, and cinnamon in the crock pot, and then add the fruit.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for two hours.
  • Top the oatmeal with the chopped nuts and more syrup if desired.

How long does cooked oatmeal last in the fridge?

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.


  • Berries: I used a mix of berries, but you can stick to one, like all blueberries or strawberries, if you wish.
  • Fruit: Substitute raisins or apples for any of the fruit.
  • Sweetener: Swap maple syrup for honey.
  • Toppings: Top your oatmeal with fresh berries, sliced bananas, a drizzle of peanut butter, or a spoonful of chia seeds.

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Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

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Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats


302 Cals
9 Protein
50.5 Carbs
8 Fats

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 2 hrs

Total Time: 2 hrs 5 mins

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats made with quick steel cut oats, berries, bananas, maple syrup, and nuts are an easy, high-fiber breakfast!

  • 1 cup quick cooking steal cut oats*, such as Bob’s Red Mill
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 2 cups mixed fresh berries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries
  • 1 medium ripe banana, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Spray the slow cooker with oil to prevent sticking. Place oats, water, maple syrup, cinnamon and egg whites into the slow cooker and stir.

  • Add the berries and bananas.

  • Cook covered on low 2 hours.

  • Serve topped with pecans, and optional maple syrup on top.

*for regular steel cut outs, slow cook 4 hours on low.

Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 302kcal, Carbohydrates: 50.5g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 35mg, Fiber: 9.5g, Sugar: 12.5g

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