Sunday, July 29, 2012

Crockpot Overnight Oatmeal

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope you had a good weekend.  Sorry I haven’t posted much, life has been absolutely crazy!  Today, I thought I’d share with you a recipe that is very quick, easy, and healthy.  Perfect for a quick weekday breakfast! 


1 cup steel cut oats

4 cups water

½ cup milk

1/3 cup light brown sugar

1 tablespoon butter

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice


The trick to this recipe is to cook the oatmeal in a separate bowl in the Crockpot in a water bath.  So the first thing you’ll need to do is find a bowl that will hold at least 4 cups of liquid and that will fit inside the Crockpot. 

Measure out 1 cup of steel cut oats and add to the bowl.  Add the water, milk, brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and pumpkin pie spice.  Mix well. 

Set the bowl in the Crockpot and fill the Crockpot with water all around the bowl.  Try to match it so that the water reaches about the top of where the oats are sitting in the inner bowl. 

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until you wake up!  Enjoy!


Add some fresh blueberries or raspberries for some extra vitamins!  Also, if you’d like you can add some dried apples, raisins, apricots, or cranberries before cooking. 

Have a great week!



  1. That is a great idea for a no mess breakfast!thanks for sharing.
    I m your new follower,Meriem

  2. OK It is set and I hope this works. Ill let you know in the morning.