Slow Cooker Oatmeal With Topping Variations
  • 2 cups steel cut oats (do not use rolled oats, it will be a gross pile of burned goo in the morning, nasty!)
  • 4-1/2 cups water
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • A touch of honey or Real maple syrup to taste
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  2. Place on lowest setting and allow to cook overnight. For my slow cooker the lowest setting is Warm, so that's what I use. If your lowest setting is Low, you will want to cook it as short a time as possible, so starting it right before you go to sleep and checking on it as soon as you wake up.
  3. Serve with your favorite toppings. Some good options are: A little more honey or real maple syrup if it needs a little more sweetening. All kinds of fruit, we love mashed up bananas, blueberries (we always have some frozen ones) and peaches. For a special treat, we like to mix in some SunButter (you can use peanut butter or other nut butters) and some chocolate chips. I always add a little milk to make it creamy. I have also cooked the oats using coconut milk as part of the liquid, and then mixed in bananas the next morning, super yummy!
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