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Best Steel Cut Oats Recipe (in the Slow Cooker)

Want to learn how to cook steel cut oats? Here's our fool-proof steel cut oats recipe made right in your slow cooker only calling for a few ingredients and your favorite toppings!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 8 hours
Total 8 hours 5 minutes
Fat 4
Carbs 41
Protein 8
Yield 6

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana mashed
  • 1.5 cup steel-cut oatmeal
  • 3 cups plain, unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 cups 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

  • First, spray your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and mash 1 medium banana until pureed. Then, transfer into your slow cooker.
  • First, spray your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and mash 1 medium banana until pureed. Then, transfer into your slow cooker.
  • Next, Add the rest of the ingredients.
  • 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.
  • Once your oats have thickened, stir to combine everything. Give your oats a taste and add sweetener, as needed.
  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g