slow cooker steel cut oat recipe

Healthy Start to Your Day: Steel Cut Oats in the Slow Cooker

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Steel Cut Oats in a Slow Cooker are a great way to start the day. Prep, cook and LOVE.


  • steel cut oats
  • water
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter

optional: dried fruit of your choice


  1. Put some foil in the bottom of your slow cooker to protect it from cracking.
  2. Place a heat-resistant bowl (I used another crock pot insert from my little crock) in the bottom of my larger crock pot.
  3. Spray the heat-resistant bowl with cooking spray to help with clean up later.
  4. Combine 1 cup of steel cut oats and 4 1/2 cups water (or more or less depending on the consistency you like; you might want to experiment). You can also add 1-2 tablespoons butter, a dash of salt, and a 1/2 cup of dried fruit, if you like.
  5. Pour enough water in the bottom of the slow cooker so that it rises halfway up the outside of the heat-resistant bowl.
  6. Place the lid of the large crock on. Cook on LOW for about 8 hours.