Whip out your slow cooker and let’s get cooking. Crockpot steel cut oats are so easy to make and healthy too! Out Maple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal is made with 6 simple ingredients for a wholesome, filling breakfast.
I always joke around that, one day, oatmeal is going to make me millions. It’s pretty much the only thing I used to post the first 12 months FFF existed (re: Recipe Index). Why? Because I was obsessed with it and determined to make everyone else fall madly in love with it, too. To this day, I eat oatmeal every single day for breakfast, most likely with a banana and nut butter. It’s like dessert for breakfast and helps me poop. Win-win situation.
My obsession with oatmeal is actually what lead me to start Fit Foodie Finds. I can’t believe FFF turned 8 this past November. That’s 3/4’s of a decade. That’s third grade. That’s 8 fingers. Crazy how time flies when you’re having fun.
I actually made this crockpot steel cut oatmeal for the first time for Davida when I was in Toronto a few years ago for her birthday. She inspired me to make this recipe because when I arrived at her house, I was greeted with her amazing Peaches and Cream Steel Cut Oatmeal. Oh mah gah. I could eat that stuff every day. Anyways, that’s the inspiration behind our amazingly flavorful maple cinnamon slow cooker steel cut oats.
How to Make Steel Cut Oats in the Crockpot
If you’re wondering how to make crockpot steel cut oats, it’s EASY! Like, really easy.
Step 1: Spray Crockpot
Give your crockpot a nice spray down (or rub down) with nonstick cooking spray! This will prevent any major stickage. You can also use coconut oil or pretty much any kind of oil for this step if you don’t have cooking spray.
Step 2: Add In Ingredients
You read that correctly. Step 2 is simple…add ALL ingredients into your slow cooker and mix. In addition to steel cut oats and almond milk, this recipe calls for vanilla bean paste, cinnamon, and maple syrup. It’s what gives this crockpot steel cut oatmeal its delicious flavor.
Step 3: Cook
Turn your slow cooker to high and cook for 4 hours OR low and cook for 8 hours. If possible, I highly recommend giving your steel cut oatmeal a stir every once in a while to prevent sticking. If you’re cooking overnight, don’t fret! You should be fine.
More Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipes
- Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats
- Crock Pot Samoa Steel Cut Oats
- Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats
- Slow Cooker Creamy Steel Cut Oats
- Pumpkin Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal
Crock-Pot Maple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oatmeal
- First, spray a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Place all ingredients in a slow cooker.
- Cover and turn slow cooker to high and cook for 4 hours OR turn to low and cook for 8 hours.
- If possible, periodically stir steel cut oats every once in a while to prevent sticking.
- Once your oatmeal is done cooking, stir with a wooden spoon for 90 seconds to 2 minutes or until it's become thick and well-combined.
- Serve with your favorite fruit and nut butter.
Tips & Notes
- Storage: store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.