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Slow Cooker Oatmeal - Overnight with Steel Cut Oats

Slow cooker oatmeal is an easy overnight recipe! Use your slow cooker and have a warm breakfast ready to eat the morning. This overnight slow cooker oatmeal recipe uses steel cut oats. 
Course Breakfast, Oats and Grains
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Oatmeal
Special Diet Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 2 minutes
Servings 4 large bowls
Calories 265
Author The Worktop


  • 1 cup steel cut oats (pinhead oats)
  • 1 cup coconut milk (canned)
  • 3.5 cups water

Optional toppings

  • maple syrup
  • brown sugar


  • Coat your slow cooker with oil. I just rub a bit on with paper towel, but you can also use a non-stick spray.
  • Add in the oats, coconut milk and water. Gently give it a stir. 
  • Close and set your slow cooker to cook on low heat for 7 hours. If you have a keep warm function, you can use that setting for after the 7 hours are up.
  • When the oats are done, give them a quick stir. If you would like, you can add in some more milk or water to get to your desired consistency.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3.5mg