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Best Steel Cut Oats Recipe (in the Slow Cooker)

Want to learn how to cook steel cut oats? Combine steel cut oats, almond milk, water, mashed banana, and spices in your slow cooker. Set it and forget it and have the most perfect bowl of steel cut oats ready for breakfast!

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 8 hoursTotal: 8 hours 5 minutes
Fat 4 Carbs 41 Protein 8
Yield 6 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 1.5 cup steel-cut oatmeal
  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • optional: 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey)

Instructions

  1. First, spray your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and mash 1 medium banana until pureed. Then, transfer into your slow cooker.
  2. First, spray your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and mash 1 medium banana until pureed. Then, transfer into your slow cooker.
  3. Next, Add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Turn slow cooker to low and cook for 8 hours OR turn slow cooker to high and cook for 4 hours. If you cook your oats on high, we recommend stirring every hour.
  5. Once your oats have thickened, stir to combine everything. Give your oats a taste and add sweetener, as needed.
  6. Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.

Tips & Notes

  • Stovetop directions: First, reduce the water to 1.5 cups. Then, place all ingredients into a medium saucepan. Turn heat to medium/high and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Once boiling, turn the heat down to low and let simmer, uncovered, for around 30 minutes or until creamy. Make sure to stir every so often.
  • Instant Pot Directions: Place all ingredients into your Instant Pot, close, and seal. Cook on high for 10 minutes with a quick-release. It will take some time for your pressure cooker to heat up, but it will eventually start counting down from 10.
  • Nutrition information includes 3 tablespoons of maple syrup and does not include toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 230 Sugar: 9 Fat: 4 Carbohydrates: 41 Fiber: 6 Protein: 8
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: BreakfastMethod: Slow CookerCuisine: AmericanDiet: Vegan

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