Easy Overnight Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats Recipe – Way Better Than Instant Oatmeal!

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You will never go back to instant oatmeal after trying steel cut oats! I admit that I have become addicted to them – my crockpot has been getting a workout!  We have them for breakfast at least 3-4 times per week.  But there are worse things to be addicted to!  As a whole grain they are very healthy and they are a very inexpensive breakfast food.  The key to keeping it inexpensive is to buy them in bulk at your local health food store or at Whole Foods.  Yes, steel cut oats in bulk at Whole Foods are CHEAPER than buying a carton of them at Walmart.  (Only about 1/3 the price.)

This recipe is to make two large servings.  Simply double or triple the recipe for the right amount of your family.  Or, you can double or triple the recipe and store the leftovers in the fridge to be reheated in the microwave later (just mix with a little milk or water before reheating).

1 cup steel-cut oats used
2 1/4 cups water
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp butter.

Place all ingredients slowcooker or crockpot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. (You may want to spray the crockpot with cooking spray first, but this is optional.)

Serve mixed with a little milk and sweeten with brown sugar.  You can add anything you like, nuts, dried and fresh fruit all work great.

I previously published this recipe on my healthy living blog, Jinxy Knows Best.


  1. This looks amazing! I love recipes like this.

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