Deluxe Crockpot Oatmeal Recipe

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Luckily enough, we’ve found a great way for you to have a delicious and filling breakfast sans the pile of dirty dishes. Our Deluxe Crockpot Oatmeal recipe is a real time-saver and an ideal way to use your slow cooker for a delicious breakfast. Now, we know that instant oats take less than five minutes to cook but this homemade oatmeal recipe certainly gives you oats with better flavor and texture that goes best with any topping!

Before we dive into making this oatmeal recipe, note that it’s important to use steel-cut oats for this one. These oats are packed with health benefits plus the perfect flavor and texture that go well with our recipe. Head right into our CAQ section down below if you want to know more about steel-cut oats! In this oatmeal recipe, we’re slow simmering your oatmeal under low heat. We’re slow cooking the oats overnight so be ready to wake up to the smell of a delicious pot of oatmeal. Lastly, you can substitute any of the ingredients to your liking and based on their availability. Check out our Recipe Notes just after the recipe instructions, for our suggested ingredient substitutes.

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How To Make Deluxe Crockpot Oatmeal

Savor your mornings with a warm breakfast bowl of oats with this easy crockpot oatmeal recipe! This quick and easy recipe will kick start your day with a healthy and filling meal that you’ll surely enjoy.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 5 mins


  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 cup apple, finely chopped
  • ½ cup raisins , or dates
  • ½ cup walnuts , or almonds, chopped


  1. Grease your crockpot using a non-stick cooking spray and throw in all of your ingredients inside.

  2. Give it a quick mix until everything is well incorporated.

  3. Cover the crockpot and put it on low heat. Cook it overnight for 8 to 9 hours.

  4. Stir the oatmeal once done. Top it off with more bananas, raisins, or nuts of your choice and indulge in your delicious crockpot oatmeal!

Recipe Notes

  • You can use old-fashioned rolled oats and adjust the cooking time for 3 to 4 hours on high heat. 
  • Dairy-free milk and coconut sugar make great alternatives for evaporated milk and regular brown sugar.


  • Sugar: 15g
  • :
  • Calcium: 128mg
  • Calories: 315kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 285mg
  • Protein: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 160mg
  • Vitamin A: 226IU
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

What are steel-cut oats?

Steel-cut oats are whole grain oats cut into bite-sized bits through a steel blade. They are chewy yet dense with a nutty flavor. They are designed to cook longer, which is why steel-cut oats are perfect for slow cooking. They’re high in fiber and protein, making this the healthiest oat amongst its variations. As a whole grain oat, they make great antioxidants plus they’re a natural source of minerals like iron and potassium. Steel-cut oats have all the qualities we look for in a healthy meal. It’s flavorful, has an amazing texture, and it contains a number of dietary benefits.

How do I avoid mushy oatmeal?

The type of oats you use is a major factor when making this recipe. We’re using steel-cut oats which are more coarse as compared to other oats. This means it’s designed to be soaked and cooked longer. Instant, quick-cooking, or rolled oats wouldn’t be able to stand long hours in the crockpot and will turn out mushy. Another tip is to cut back on the liquid. If you’re somehow left with watery oatmeal, don’t throw it away. Transfer it to a saucepan and add more oats to the mix.

How do I stop the oats from burning in my crockpot?

If your slow cooker doesn’t have an ‘off’ or ‘keep warm’ function after cooking, chances are you might burn the sides. Worry not!  The best way to avoid burning your oats is to coat your slow cooker with cooking spray or use a crockpot liner. You can also prepare a water bath. Simply place our ingredients in a heat-safe bowl and position them in the crockpot. Fill its surrounding with water until it has reached half-way of the side. It’s less hassle to clean and allows more cooking time for the oats.

Deluxe Crockpot Oatmeal Recipe


Oatmeal is a great go-to breakfast that easily fills you up. This recipe serves you a warm breakfast without having to lift a finger. Others might wake up from the sweet and rich aroma of oats, fruits, and nuts slowly simmering in your crockpot. But worry not, because this recipe makes a batch that’s good for sharing! Drizzle some syrup, sprinkle more nuts or even top it off with fresh fruits and you’re greeted with a great morning ahead.
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