Warm and satisfying this oatmeal really sticks to your ribs and starts the say off on the right foot. You can really be creative and change the flavors up by adding in your favorite mix ins and toppings. Dried fruits, nuts, spices the possibilities are endless. This recipe makes a good 8 servings (because I have a large family) and is one of my go-to recipes for Sunday mornings when everyone is home. However on the weekdays when it is just the me and the three little kids I cut this recipe in half and cook it in my 3 quart crock-pot. I just start it the night before and wake up to breakfast already done. It’s like having a little kitchen fairy who cooks in the middle of the night. Which is lovely, because I hate cooking breakfast!

In the picture I used dried cranberries, chopped pecans and topped my oatmeal with a little honey and cream (decadent!)

Crock-Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 8 Servings

Crock-Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal

Dump ingredients in the crock-pot the night before and wake up to breakfast done and ready to serve in the morning!


8 Cups Water
2 Cups Steel Cut Oats
2/3 Cup Of Your Favorite Dried Fruit (Raisins, Cranberries, Apples, etc)
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Chopped Almonds, Pecans or Walnuts (Optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients except nuts in a 5-6 quart crock-pot.
  2. Cook on low 4-6 hours.
  3. Stir in nuts (if using) before serving.
  4. Sweeten to your liking with honey, brown sugar, or whatever sweetener you like.