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Sunday Slow Cooker:  Basic Steel Cut Oats

Today let’s get back to basics and talk about how to make basic steel cut oats in the crockpot. We are not going to add any fancy ingredients (although I recommend doing that on your own) but instead just talk through a very basic recipe. From there you can doctor it up however you like, add all types of fruits, nuts, seeds, butters, milks, chocolate – you name it, it will work with this recipe. This is the perfect recipe to make on the weekend and then use all week for breakfast.

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1/8 recipe
Nutritional Info: 182 calories, 2.8g of fat, 31.3g carbohydrates, 4g dietary fiber, 8.8g of protein, 5.1g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 *


    3 cups water
  • 3 cups nonfat/lowfat milk of your choice
  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • All your favorite add ins


  1. Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray or use a crockpot liner.
  2. Stir together all the ingredients.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Check at 6 hours since slow cookers vary and some people have trouble with oats burning.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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2 Response to Sunday Slow Cooker: Basic Steel Cut Oats

  1. Regan on February 23, 2014

    I tried a similar recipe and mine burned – tried again using a technique called Bain Marie – putting all the ingredients in a glass bowl inside the Crock Pot and filling the Crock Pot with water – about 2/3s up the side of the container with ingredients – no burning, no crunchy oats. Works like a charm!

  2. jessica on April 15, 2014

    In my experience, it is better to.put your mix-ins in your individual servings rather than cooking them overnight with the oats. I added cranberries and nuts to mine once and the results were disastrous! My oats were dyed red from the cranberries and no one in my family would eat them!


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