Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Oh, I know what you’re thinking, ‘Oaaaatmeaaaal.” Sigh, “But Kita, we don’t come to your blog for oatmeal.” but trust me on this one. Besides, if it was all ‘Manwiches‘ and deep fried lasagna this blog would be all about my cardiac arrest and struggle with opening Lean Cuisine boxes.

I’d like to believe that I could eat a cheeseburger every night but that simply isn’t an option. Sure indigence is fun, but we have too keep it straight and narrow if we want Handsome to stick around to build me something new and spiffy (or fix that bike that’s been hanging in the garage for a few weeks now *hint hint wink wink*).

If you’ve been reading Pass the Sushi, you’ll know I’m not a fan of the first meal of the day and often skip it until lunch, but oatmeal was something I though I loved. And I did. For a few bites and then I remembered I’m not a fan of breakfast. I’m trying though!


This oatmeal is packed with flavor, has a great texture, reminded me of childhood breakfasts and was something I wanted to love. Maybe if I work in small doses I’ll get there. In the meantime help yourselves, there’s plenty of leftovers. ;)


  1. I am a huge fan of oatmeal and this version looks like dessert, yum!

  2. I don’t love breakfast, either, but I just had a small bowl (just typed “boat!”) of oatmeal myself!

  3. Hubby would love this!! I liked oatmeal as a child…but I think mine was equal parts oatmeal to brown sugar. I think I’ll make this when my FIL visits…he loves oatmeal, too~

  4. Tanya C. says:

    We love oatmeal here, but only with lots of butter and brown sugar. I think after we add all that it becomes not so healthy for you! LOL! This looks good with nice texture.

  5. The best and easiest breakfast to make in the world! The only thing I put in the slow cooker is the oatmeal and water. It cooks overnight and I add what I want in the AM. Usually rasins, cinnamon and agave nectar. Probably why mine doesn’t look nearly as good as yours!

    Great post

  6. I’m all about recipes that require you to toss ingredients into a crock pot and then sleep. Great dish, you’ve made oatmeal look sexy and that’s quite a feat. Well done! Buzzed :)

  7. At first I was all, Oatmeal? Then I saw the picture, then I saw that it was apple cinnamon. Then I was sold. Yum!

  8. RavieNomNoms says:

    I heart oatmeal! It is one of my favorite things in the morning or even at night! I wonder if I could make this in the morning and then eat it at dinner time when I come home from work?!

  9. Ooo I love oatmeal and everything about Breakfast. Especially ones that cook overnight without me watching over it :-) Might have to bring out the slow cooker tonight.

  10. I happen to love oatmeal and am always looking for new ways to make it. I have a huge slow cooker and am always nervous to make oatmeal in it as I’m afraid it’ll burn, but one of these days I think I just need to go for it. This looks great.

    • I was too lazy to walk to the basement and get out my little slow cooker, so I used my 5qrt one. I was worried about the size but figured what the heck. It turned out just fine. A little crispy on the edges, but I liked that for texture.

  11. I’m sad that you don’t like breakfast…that’s the one meal I can’t live without!! But for someone who’s not a breakfast person you sure do make a mean bowl of oatmeal. I’m adding this to my list right now!!

  12. I used to skip breakfast until dome health problems were brought to my attention since then I’m trying my best to have a couple of bites early in the morning.
    Your oatmeal sounds great, we all love oatmeal and I think I’ll have to take the slow cooker out of the box.
    Thanks for sharing Kita

  13. Ah this looks so good!! It’s not just the ordinary oatmeal! I only wish I had a slow cooker to make this with… =(

  14. This strikes me as delicious. I have never used a slow cooker for oatmeal I would have to buy a smaller one. Nothing like steel cut oats. I was raised in Ireland and grew up on porridge and was over it for a long time but it is growing on me all over again.

  15. Thanks for this recipe. We have been eating a lot of Bircher Muesli lately, but I am ready for a change and this looks delicious.

  16. I love oatmeal and I used to buy those individually packaged ones, until recently. Now I make it stovetop with my own add-ins, brown sugar, cinnamon, etc. But I never knew you could make oatmeal in a slow cooker. Very cool.

  17. We love oatmeal. I cooked this for breakfast and it was delicious! It is definitely going to become a regular at our house. I love that breakfast was all ready when we woke up this morning!

  18. I put this together last night and I’m eating it as I type (well, you know, I had to put the spoon down and all)…..it’s DELICIOUS! Will definitely be making this again!

  19. Mary Wilshire says:

    You can make a big batch and refrigerate the leftovers for later in the week. You can also freeze the oatmeal in a loaf pan and slice off what you need for each day.

  20. Last thing I want to do is stand at a stove half awake in the morning to make myself a bowl of steel cut oats. I have made this breakfast regularly since I Pinned it a while ago. It’s a delicious breakfast to wake up to in the morning!! Thanks for the great recipe.


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