Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oats


I would like to introduce you to….. ONE POT SUNDAYS on FIT FOODIE FINDS!

A one pot meal is made in a single pot; this can be on the stove, in the oven, in a crock-pot, a rice name it. To kick off this series, I’ve made a DELICIOUS over night, slow-cooker steel cut oats recipe made with full-fat coconut milk.

To. Die. For.

Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oats

I can’t tell you how creamy this oatmeal turned out. It beats microwaving it any day! 

What I love about this recipe is that you pretty much throw all of the ingredients in a pot, flip the switch, go to bed, and in the morning everything is ready to go! 

If you’ve made steel cut oats before, you know that they take almost an hour to cook on the stove. So- this method trumps all :)

Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oats

All you need to do is throw some toppings on and you’ve got a beautiful breakfast.

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Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oats
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Serves: ~6-8 servings
  1. Place all ingredients in a crock pot. Turn to low and let sit over night for about 8 hours or until creamy. Serve with: nut butter, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, raisins, dried fruit, chia seeds, etc.

8 cups may seem/look like a lot of water, but it sure does soak it all up! 1 cup of uncooked steel cut oatmeal will serve 4, so this recipe serves 8. I threw my leftovers in a tupperware and put it in the fridge to eat for the rest of the week.

Secret: its even delicious cold :)

 Slow Cooker Creamy Coconut Steel Cut Oats

 Here’s some fall favorite toppings that I’ve been digging lately. Nut Butter never gets old :) …especially Maranatha’ Maple Almond Butter.

oatmeal toppings 

Want more one pot meal ideas? Here’s my archives! 

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      • MYM says

        I’d like to make this for my walking group, so I need to have it ready for mid-morning. If I cook this @ high instead of low power, do you think it’d be ready in about 4 hours?

        • michelle hersh says

          I think that sounds about right! I’ve never cooked it on high, but it should cut the cook time in half depending on your crockpot! Might cook even faster!

  1. Tiffany says

    This just went into my crockpot! I’m so excited! And I love your recipes….but I am SUPER excited about this one pot series!!!! :)

  2. says

    I SERIOUSLY just went into the kitchen and made this recipe right after I saw the post:) LOVE coconut and oats- so really, what else was there to do?:) I used almond milk instead of coconut and stevia, plus added a pinch of cardamom:) But THANK YOU for the inspiration- SO delish!!!!!

  3. Jenna H says

    LOVE these oats!!! I like to finely chop a banana and add it to a warm bowl…..tastes like paradise! :) Thanks for this great recipe. It’s permanently on my breakfast recipe list!

  4. Michaela says

    Just found this recipe via the Today Show’s Facebook post and I can’t WAIT to make it. I’m planning on adding some raisins and cinnamon!

    • says

      Woohoo! You’ll have to let me know how it goes 😀 I have no fear you will love it as much as I did! Which reminds me…I need to get another steel cut oatmeal recipe in my crock-pot this week. So easy!

    • Sheryl says

      Oops….there they are! But 14 grams of fat?? I eat oatmeal for heart health and I’m not sure this qualifies.

    • Jill says

      The nutritional values are posted in the MyFitnesspalnewsletter under the “14 Delicious Healthy Recipes” header, but it only gives them “per serving” & does not specify the measurement. Is it a cup? Three quarters? Im unsure.

  5. says

    Can you use regular Quaker oats I don’t have steel cut oats? Would love to make tonight! Seems like a long cook time for reg oats though.

    • says

      Hey Holly! You could totally use regular oats…but the ratios would be different. Normal rolled oats is 1 cup oats to 2 cups liquid…so you could try and modify based off of that. Also- it is much too long of a cook time for rolled oats! You could easily use the same ingredients and just microwave for 2-3 minutes, stirring a few times! Hope this helps Holly!

  6. says

    I made this recipe last night and really enjoyed having it for breakfast this morning! Plus it made a quick and easy pre-workout snack. Thanks!!

  7. Sandy says

    Hi! I was wondering if I used quick cooking steel oats, would the cooking time change? I bought it at Trader Joe’s so that’s what’s in my pantry right now. Thanks!

    • says

      Hmmm. I’m guessing the cook time won’t be as long. Also I’m not sure what the oat to liquid ratio is. I say give it a try with but modify the liquid if needed :)

  8. says

    I eat gluten-free steel cut oats when I want a cheat meal breakfast. This recipe sounds really tasty- I never thought of putting coconut milk into my oatmeal! I would opt for Grade B maple syrup instead of cane sugar but I will definitely have to try this soon!

  9. sharai says

    I am looking forward to eating this in the morning! I threw the ingredients in the slow cooker, had a hot bath, now bed. Excited to have breakfast, ready when I wake up! I used raw honey rather than processed sugar. Yum yum yum.

  10. Manda says

    I made this last night using only half a can of coconut milk and it was really delicious! I also left out the sugar as I am trying to cut out added sugar. A fresh banana was plenty sweet added in! I added maple syrup for my spouse. We topped it with cinnamon, mixed nuts, dried cranberries, and banana. Loved it!


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