Start your morning off with a healthy and hearty bowl of Crock-Pot Banana Pecan Oatmeal. This easy recipe is full of flavor and heart-healthy fiber too!
Slow Cooker Banana Pecan Oatmeal
I love starting my morning off with a big hearty bowl of hot oatmeal! The warm oatmeal sticks to your ribs all morning long and is just the perfect breakfast.
This recipe for banana pecan oatmeal made in the slow cooker is full of heart healthy fiber and tons of flavor from the banana, pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar.
The old fashioned oats are cooked in milk instead of water for some extra protein and a nice creamy texture! I used fat-free skim milk but you can use any fat percentage milk or milk substitute in this recipe if you are dairy free or vegan.
Once the tasty banana oatmeal is done cooking you just spoon the oatmeal into bowls and top each bowl with some more chopped pecans and sliced bananas! Dig in and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
No, we do not recommend using quick cooking oats to replace the old fashioned rolled oats in this recipe. Quick cooking oats are pre-cooked and then dried to make them cook up on the stove-top or in the microwave in a matter of minutes. However when cooked for a few hours in the slow cooker they will become mushy and the texture of the oats will fall apart.
Yes, steel cut oats are wonderful when cooked in the slow cooker. However they do require a little more liquid and longer cooking time. For this recipe we suggest you add 2 additional cups of liquid (water or milk) and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours if you are using steel cut oats.
Yes, if you would like more banana flavor in your banana pecan oatmeal feel free to add 1 or 2 additional sliced ripe bananas to the recipe.
The riper the banana is the more banana flavor your oatmeal will be. I like to use bananas that have even brown spots all over the skin. In this banana ripeness scale from the USDA I like to use bananas that are at Stage 7. But Stage 6 will work too.
More Slow Cooker Oatmeal Recipes To Enjoy!
Crock-Pot Banana Pecan Oatmeal Recipe
- 5 Quart Crock-Pot to 6 quart slow cooker
- Add all ingredients except for the garnish to a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker. Stir to combine.3 Cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats –4 ½ Cups Milk –1 ½ Cup Chopped Pecans –2 Medium Ripe Banana –½ Cup Brown Sugar –2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon –1 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- Cover and cook on LOW for 2 hours OR on HIGH for 1 ½ hours, stirring occasionally while cooking.
- Spoon cooked oatmeal into bowls and top each bowl with the additional chopped pecans and sliced banana and enjoy!⅓ Cup Chopped Pecans –1 Medium Ripe Banana