Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal is so easy to make and is the perfect healthy breakfast for busy families. Plus you can change it up to make various flavors. #WomenLivingWell #breakfast #oatmeal #slowcooker

Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has a comfy breakfast planned for us today!

She writes:

This morning I had some of my close mom friends from our children’s school over after drop-off. I whipped up an easy ham and cheese quiche, cut and washed some berries, and had this delicious oatmeal already baking overnight in the crockpot. May I just say…. it was so much easier knowing that one of my main dishes was finished even before I woke up!

Two tips for GREAT slow cooker oatmeal- Use steel cut oats and a water bath! If you have made Crock Pot oatmeal before, did you notice it crusts on the sides and sometimes browns on the bottom? The water bath prevents all of that nonsense.

*I use gluten-free oats, but you may use any kind you wish.

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In a casserole dish add oats, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon.

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Fill Crock Pot up halfway with water, then place the casserole dish inside and cover. Turn on low heat overnight and bake 8-10 hours.

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In the morning you’ll wake up to the smell of cinnamon and have delicious baked oatmeal waiting for you.

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Add milk, pecans, raisins and an extra dollop of brown sugar and sprinkle of cinnamon. Mmm!

Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Prep time:5 mins
Cook time:8 hours
Total time:8 hours 5 mins

2 cups steel cut oats {I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free}
6 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Enough water to fill Crock Pot ½ way.
“Fixins” and extra milk as desired.

In a casserole dish add all ingredients except water.
Fill Crock Pot with water.
Place casserole dish inside Crock Pot.
Cover and set on low for 8-10 hours {overnight}
Add your fixins in the morning {brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans, raisins, cinnamon …pour on additional milk to desired consistence}

speakerJanelle Nehrenz

*Janelle is a woman who is dependent upon Jesus, a mom, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an advocate for meal ministry. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals, and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com.


  1. This sounds great!

    I have made steel cut oats in the crock pot before and I was so excited to wake up to breakfast but they had sunk to the bottom and hardened. It was a mess!
    I will have to try this soon!

    Thanks for sharing!!!


  2. Thanks Janelle! This couldn’t have come at a better time – now that the mornings are cooler, my girls want their oatmeal in the mornings but sometimes things get so rushed we resort to cold cereal. Not nearly as satisfying! I will be trying this today 🙂

  3. This sounds so delicious! So I tried it with old fashioned because we were out of steel cut. DO NOT do it! It turns into mush. LOL! But the flavor is really good 🙂 thank you for this recipe 🙂

  4. Can this recipe be cut down to half as we are just two people? What would be the proper proportions and how long should it cook? Thank you.

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