Oatmeal in the Crockpot Recipe

Using a crockpot to cook oatmeal is absolutely genius! Before bed, you can put the steel cut oats on to cook and wake up to the heavenly smell of cinnamon and oats — all ready to scoop into bowls and add toppings. This is especially good on a cold morning, but a great breakfast option any morning.

Oatmeal in the Crockpot

Serves 4-6
Prep Time: 2 mins 
Cook Time: Overnight

* egg-free
* nut-free
* gluten-free


  • 1 Cup steel cut oats
  • 2 Cups water
  • 2 1/2 Cups milk
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon


1. Place the ingredients in a crockpot and stir to combine.

2. Cook the oatmeal on low heat for 5-9 hours (the amount of time can vary depending on your crockpot. Some crockpots that don’t have non-stick surfaces can get hotter than others).

3. Stir in desired accompaniments and serve.

* I like to let the kids squeeze in their own honey to get them involved and swirl in a bit of extra milk to cool it down for them.


Honey, maple syrup, walnuts and or raisins.

Catherine McCord is the founder of the popular website Weelicious.com and the author of Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes. She attended the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, has worked in several high-end restaurants, and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, and in People, Parents, and Every Day with Rachael Ray.

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