This Pumpkin Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal is creamy as can be and full of flavor. It’s made with steel cut oats, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and a hint of maple.
The last day of Oatmeal Week is always the saddest day of the year 🙁 🙁 I love love love how much you guys love oatmeal. It is one of the main reasons why I started blogging in the first place — to share my love for oats. I remember as a kid I thought oatmeal was disgusting. Why would I ever want to eat that for breakfast? Well, my 8 year old self clearly didn’t know what was up! Once college hit, I had to find cheap, healthy ways to get some nutrition in before class and that’s when it all happened for me.
Today’s delicious oatmeal recipe is a fall-inspired flavor — Pumpkin Pie! It’s made by slow cooking Better Oats’ Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats with pumpkin puree (option to sub sweet potato), maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and almond milk. Just because we’re going into Spring, doesn’t mean that you can’t make this affordable, breakfast. I say affordable because all of these ingredients are staples and you can make this recipe in mass quantities AKA meal prep. The thing that I love about Better Oats’ Instant Steel Cut Oatmeal is that if you are in a pinch and can’t make this recipe, you can just microwave a packet in 2.5 minutes! On the stove top, regular steel cut takes like 40 minutes! #score
If you do meal prep this oatmeal, it should stay good for up to 4 days in the fridge. What I like to do is make a double batch of this in my slow cooker and then portion it out into seperate glass containers or jars. I stack em all up in my fridge until the day of. THEN I top with #allthetoppings.
Pumpkin Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 3 cups plain, unsweetened almond milk
- 1.5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 cup crasins
- Cashew Butter
- Place all ingredients in a crock pot, mix well.
- Cook on high for 2-4 hours.
- Top with pecans, cashew butter, and crasins.
Tips & Notes
If you’re looking for more delicious oatmeal recipes. Check out Overnight Oat Week 2015 and Overnight Oat Week 2016 for more inspiration.
This post is sponsored by Better Oats. Thank you for supporting Fit Foodie Finds and my oatmeal addiction. I was compensated and all opinions are my own.
so delicious! this is my go to breakfast oatmeal
made this today and it was amazing!
Such a yummy recipe!
This may be a silly question but if I meal prep this in mason jars, would I eat it cold from the fridge or put it in the microwave to warm up?
You could do either! But I would suggest warming them up!
Hi knee I want to make this tonight for tomorrow. Can it be cooked on low? And if so how long?
I had wanted to know this also. Based on her other oatmeal recipes I would say 6 to 8 hours on low is fine. I ran it on high and then once I turned the heat off and let it sit for an hour or two it looked a lot better as well, so maybe do that if nothing else!
This looks DELISH! Is there an instant pot version by chance for those of us that are inpatient!?
Would any adjustments be necessary for using plain old rolled oats? I normally do overnight oats, but you intrigue me with the prospect of slow cooker oats…
I would also like to know about this! 🙂
We have a tree nut allergy in the family. Would swapping in whole milk still work?
That should work just fine!
This oatmeal is UH-MAZING! I never made oatmeal in the crockpot before, but it got super creamy. And love me some pumpkin any time of year!!! ???
This looks so delicious! I cook for my husband and two kids only but I think my kids would love this and am hoping I could reheat any leftovers the following day. Yum!
Hi Lee! I love this recipe so much, just had a question. I make this recipe quite frequently, and a while back, I was at the grocery store, and got home with quick cooking steel cut oats! I used a little bit with regular steel cut and they did fine, but kind of want to finish the bag now that it’s open. Does cutting the cook time in half sound like a good estimation? Thanks!
Hey Melissa! I would say Better Oats Instant Steel Cut Oats is the equivalent to quick cooking steel cut! So following this recipe as is would be your best bet!
Thanks Lee very much
This looks so good – I am a massive sucker for oatmeal! x
Hi! I was just wondering how long I should cook the oats if I do not use instant steel cut oats?
Hi Anne! You might need to add additional liquid to this recipe if you are using normal steel cut oats. We haven’t tested it yet. I would suggest 1 more cup of milk. It will also take longer to cook, more like 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 on low!