Short Cut Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Short Cut Slow Cooker Oatmeal

OatmealI’ve been very successfully using my Slow Cooker Oatmeal technique for years and think it produces the best results for creamy steel cut oats that still have a bit of texture.

Having said that, last week, I was in a hurry with just 3-4 hours on my hands and decided to throw all the ingredients directly to the slow cooker and see what happens. What happened are great oats! I must admit that the overnight technique in a separate bowl does produce the best results, but in a rush, this is pretty great too.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup steel cut oats ( I use McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal)
  • ½ tsp. Kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Add the water, oats and salt in a slow cooker (crockpot) and stir to combine.
  2. Turn the Crockpot on low and cook for 3 hours.
  3. Serve with a generous splash of Quebec maple syrup.

Makes 6 servings.

Blackberry Overnight Oatmeal in a Jar

Blackberry Overnight Oatmeal in a Jar

Blackberry Oatmeal in a JarYes, I admit, I’m slightly addicted to overnight oatmeal…..any oatmeal actually. It’s just such a comforting little number to start one day’s with.

While I’ve shared the recipe for overnight cold oatmeal in a previous post, I wanted to show how it looks when you make it with blackberries – YUM!!

Please let me know via Facebook or Twitter if you try this simple and delish recipe!

Cheers,

Veronique

Easy Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal

Easy Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal

Oats PreparationI’ve been enjoying HOT overnight oatmeal for a few years now and I’d been curious about all the cold versions I’d been seeing on Pinterest (are we connected there by the way?).

I finally made cold blueberry overnight oatmeal and it’s FANTASTIC!! Couldn’t be simpler, mix everything in a canning jar, shake and store in the fridge overnight. I had blueberries on hand so I used those, but you can use just about any fruit you have and enjoy.  

I ate the cold oatmeal right out of the jar one morning and spooned in a dish with a drizzle of Quebec maple syrup the next day – both were super!

Oatmeal in a Jar

Oatmeal in a Jar

Ingredients

  • ½ cup old fashioned oats (not quick or steel cut oats)
  • ½ cup milk (I used low fat, but you could use almond or soy if you prefer)
  • 4 ounces plain Greek yogurt (you could use a flavored version also)
  • 2 drops pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. chia seeds (optional)
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries (could be frozen and thawed too)
Oatmeal in a Dish with Maple Syrup

Oatmeal in a Dish with Maple Syrup

Instructions

  1. In an 8-ounce canning jar (or other container with a tight-fitting lid) add the oats, milk, yogurt, vanilla and chia seeds. Place the lid on the jar and shake well to combine all the ingredients.
  2. Top the mixture with the blueberries, cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours.

Makes one serving.

Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Oatmeal Bowl

Oatmeal with Maple Syrup

How great is oatmeal on a cold winter morning? Pretty darn great if you ask me. Warm, comforting and simple to make, oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast items.

I’ve come to learn to enjoy Irish steel cut oats and the Crockpot is a perfect way to cook it to its nutty, slightly al dente yet creamy texture. Set the oatmeal in the slow cooker when you go to bed and wake up to a perfect bowl in the morning!

Ingredients:

Oatmeal Cooking in Crockpot

Oatmeal Cooking in Crockpot

Directions:

  • Find a heatproof bowl that fits inside your Crockpot with a bit of space around it. Add enough water to the Crockpot for it to be half full. Place the empty bowl in the Crockpot.
  • Add the water, oats and salt in the bowl and stir to combine.
  • Turn the Crockpot on low and cook for 5-8 hours.

Serve with golden raisins, maple syrup and warmed, light cream.

Makes 6 servings.

Slow Cooker Oatmeal
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Ingredients
  1. 4 cups water
  2. 1 cup steel cut oats ( I use McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal)
  3. ½ tsp. Kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Find a heatproof bowl that fits inside your Crockpot with a bit of space around it. Add enough water to the Crockpot for it to be half full. Place the empty bowl in the Crockpot.
  2. Add the water, oats and salt in the bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Turn the Crockpot on low and cook for 5-8 hours.
Notes
  1. Serve with golden raisins, maple syrup and warmed, light cream.
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Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal

Oatmeal Serving

Oatmeal Serving

Oatmeal on a cold morning is a personal favorite.  I’ve seen a ton of recipes for Crockpot oatmeal and finally decided to try it.  I’ve tried my own version and it’s worked well on the first try!  The steel-cut oats give the oatmeal fabulous texture and the old-fashioned oats provide the creaminess that’s perfectly soothing on a cold morning.  Make in the evening and wake up to a perfect breakfast.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Oatmeal Cooking

    Oatmeal Cooking

    Find a ovenproof bowl that will fit inside your Crockpot with some space around it.  Fill the Crockpot with water to half full.  Place the empty bowl in the Crockpot.

  2. Blend the water, oats and salt in the bowl.
  3. Turn the Crockpot on low and cook for 8 hours.
  4. Serve with maple syrup, raisins and cream if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Notes: Yes, the oatmeal can be made by incorporating dried fruit like dates, apricot and cranberries in the cooking process, but the above is the purist’s version.