Crock Pot Steel Cut Oats

I love breakfast.

I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite meal…besides dessert. 😉

But, sometimes I just don’t feel like making it.

That’s where these oats come into play.

You simply put the three ingredients in the dish, put it in the crock pot, fill it with water and go to bed!

You wake up to wonderfully cooked oats with easy clean up!

Crock Pot Steel Cut Oats

adapted from Food 52


  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 cups water


  1. Place a 1 1/2 quart ceramic bowl (or any bowl or glass cup that measures at least 4 cups) in your crock pot.
  2. Add all of the ingredients into the ceramic bowl. Stir.
  3. Pour enough cold water to the crock pot to come up almost all the way to the top of the bowl.
  4. Set on low for 6-9 hours. 
  5. Enjoy with your favorite toppings such as peanut butter, almond butter, honey, cinnamon, jam, fresh fruit, etc.

Servings: 2-4


  1. This is a great idea! I rarely have the energy to make a proper breakfast in the morning despite it being my favourite meal of the day. I shall definitely be trying this!

  2. What a great idea! I’ve made steel cut oats in the slow cooker before, but I just put everything in the big pot. It worked great, but the clean-up wasn’t so easy! I love the idea of using a smaller dish inside. I’ll have to give it a try!

  3. I also reently discovered the beauty of making steel cut oats in the crock pot. However, I hate breakfast, and this decision was more of a lifestyle change than a craving. Steel cut oats are the canvas on which to create breakfast art!

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