Overnight Slow Cooker Oats

The snow is coming… What better way to wake up on a snowy morning than to a crock pot full of warm oats?! It takes a total of 10 minutes to throw all of the ingredients in the crock pot, and it will keep well in the fridge for several days. Depending on how hot your slow cooker gets (mine tends to get super hot when it isn’t stirred every few hours) you will probably have to add some milk in the morning so it isn’t super thick. 

By the way, have you seen ‘Cooked’ on Netflix? It’s based on the book by Michael Pollan. We have watched the first two episodes so far, and I would definitely recommend it! 

Overnight Crockpot Oats


  • 2 cups steel cut oats (you must use steel cut oats, not old fashioned oats which would cook down to mush)
  • 4 cups of water
  • 5 cups of milk (almond milk or cows milk, sometimes I use a combination of both)
  • 2 apples, diced small
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger


  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Stir well.
  2. Cook on low overnight. If you have a programable digital crock pot it would be ideal to set it for 5 or 6 hours on low, and then it will turn to warm after 5 or 6 hours until you wake up. You just don’t want it to get so hot that it burns. 
  3. Add more milk if needed and serve.

Makes about 8 servings.

Recipe adapted from my wonderful Mother!



Filed under Breakfast

3 responses to “Overnight Slow Cooker Oats

  1. sandy Sustarich

    You DO have a wonderful mother, Leeann!


  2. Mary Hyland

    Awe, thanks Sandy! Thanks for the shoutout Leeann 😘


  3. Suzi

    any chance you could post the recipe for your version of the Porta salad. just had that over the weekend and I don’t live nearby, so could be years before I have another. not to mention their lasagna. WOW – wonderful! would like to make their tomato sauce also.


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