Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats Recipe

I don’t read many magazines these days, but we somehow ended up with a subscription to Good Housekeeping, and I’ve been surprised at how interesting and useful I find its articles. I am no domestic goddess, but each issue seems to include at least a few household ideas, product reviews, and family-friendly recipes that I can relate to, and these practical articles are balanced with essays and personal articles that often resonate.

One recipe that caught my attention was for slow cooker steel cut oats. I have a package of steel cut oats that has been collecting dust in my pantry, because I never want to take the time or deal with the clean-up of cooking them on the stove. While I love the baked oatmeal recipe from Madeline at Family Fitness Food (and my variation), I have been trying to use the oven less frequently during the summer, and have been missing my oatmeal.

The recipe is simple:

oats

Spray a slow cooker bowl with non-stick spray, and add
4 cups water
2 cups low-fat milk
1.5 steel cut oats
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

The recipe says to “program” your slow cooker to cook for 4 hours on low and warm for 4 hours (so you can do this overnight), but my slow cooker is not programmable. The first time I made it, I set it up just before I went to bed and turned it off first thing in the morning, so it cooked on low for about 6 hours (yes, I know I don’t get enough sleep!). The second time I made it on a Sunday, and cooked it for about 5 hours on low. Both ways turned out fine.

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

The Good Housekeeping recipe says that this makes 4 servings, but the amount of steel cut oats corresponds to 6 servings of steel cut oats. I divided it up into six portions, and can’t imagine eating more at one sitting!

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

Warning: If you portion out the recipe and refrigerate for later like I did, it will turn into a block of glop. To re-heat, I stirred in a bit more water and microwaved for about 90-120 seconds. It heated up nicely, and did not explode in the microwave like regular oatmeal does. I usually stir in a spoonful of peanut butter or sunflower seed butter–yum!

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Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

By Coco Published: August 7, 2013

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs 0 min
  • Ready In: 5 hrs 5 mins

I don't read many magazines these days, but we somehow ended up with a subscription to Good Housekeeping, and I've been surprised at …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Spray bowl of slow cooker with non-stick spray.
  2. Add water and milk to bowl.
  3. Add oats, salt, and cinnamon and stir gently.
  4. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
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14 Responses to Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats Recipe

  1. mommyrunfaster says:

    That looks great! I've used a similar recipe for overnight steel cut oats but always forget about it in the evening. Maybe if I laid it all out on the counter I'd remember to make it more often!

  2. Miz says:

    ok — whats up with that? REDBOOK? GOOD HOUSEKEEPING? Ive spontaneously started getting those too.
    Now, Im not complaining but…
    😉

  3. Do you store the portions in the fridge for later?

  4. Oops, saw the last part. Thanks!

  5. christineyu69776410 says:

    I love making oatmeal in my slow cooker! It's so convenient and nice to have it ready in the morning.

  6. christineyu69776410 says:

    and I don't have a programmable slow cooker either so it was a fitful night of sleep for me!

  7. My rice cooker is a slow cooker too. I think I need to put it to use now that I've discovered what my machine can do! lol

  8. Carrie says:

    Oatmeal?!? Of course. I still haven't done the slow cooker version. It's overnight oats in my fridge. Every. Single. Day. 🙂

  9. Yum Yucky says:

    I'm loving my Better Homes & Garden mag right now.THe oats look yummy. FEED MEEEE!

  10. Mmmmmm Cinnamon Oatmeal! 🙂 I just love how it smells, and obviously how it tastes, but I haven’t eaten it in FOREVER!!!

  11. Carolyn says:

    I make steel cut oats in the slow cooker about 2 times a month. I put the cooked oatmeal in muffin tins and freeze them. Then I remove them from the muffin tins and keep them in a freezer container or sealed bag. They reheat in 1/2 cup servings in the microwave in a minute or so.
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