Do you love hearty, filling breakfasts that can be made ahead of time and keep you full for hours? Slow cooker oatmeal is probably going to be your new favorite thing. Throw in some powerful, superfood steel-cut oats, sleep for 7 or 8 hours, and wake up to the most delicious smelling house. Then tuck into a bowl of chewy, nutty oatmeal, topped with anything that sounds amazing to you– sliced fruit, chis seeds, chocolate chips, sprinkles, might as well go crazy!
It’s no secret that we love oatmeal around here. We also love super easy, budget-saving, kid-friendly, make-ahead meals that can be decked out with toppings! Crock pot oatmeal is all of these things. (We recommend that you give this Apple Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal a try!)
What do we NOT love about oats in the Crock-pot? Cooking all night often leads to a crusty, dry oatmeal ring around the Slow Cooker. While it doesn’t affect the taste or the awesomeness of the oats, that stuff is HARD to wash off. In my house, it normally means soaking the Slow Cooker with soapy water for a few hours before popping it in the dishwasher. I don’t love it when one half of my sink is taken up by a soaking appliance. This was the price I had to pay for a great morning, I thought.
I was wrong.
Introducing: the best ever way to make Crock Pot oats. This amazing method keeps your oats from drying out AND it keeps the crock pot much cleaner. Some might say, cleaning would be almost non-existent with this method. Are you excited yet?
Here are the steps:
See how easy? I’m dying to know what you think! (Please tell me in the comments! Did this change your life too??)
Hi, I’m Ashley! I’m a Mediterranean Diet expert, a family health champion, and a Mom of 3 little people. Any day of the week, you will find me in the kitchen cooking up festive new recipes using Mediterranean Diet principles. I love breakfast for dinner, long days at the beach, the perfect glass of wine, and spontaneous adventures. Originally from Atlanta, I now fondly call Virginia my home.