Wake up to a delicious and filling breakfast of creamy steel-cut oats, cooked in the slow cooker with cinnamon, brown sugar, and raisins.

Recipe Summary

5 mins
8 hrs
8 hrs 5 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water, steel cut oats, almond milk, half-and-half, brown sugar, raisins, and cinnamon stick in a slow cooker; mix to combine. Cook on Low until oats are soft, about 8 hours.


Nutrition Facts

325 calories; protein 7.4g; carbohydrates 52.6g; fat 10.2g; cholesterol 22.4mg; sodium 73.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Both my husband and I really enjoyed this! So easy to make! I used all unsweetened almond milk in place of half-and-half, maple syrup in place of brown sugar, and left the raisins out. This allowed me to have a "plain" oatmeal to divide up for the week, and top with whatever fruits, nuts, coconut, spices, etc that I wanted for the day. Adding in some vanilla extract and a pinch of salt adds a nice flavor too! I do find with most slow cooker oats, that they rarely need more than 5-6 hours on low heat to be done--more than that and they can stick and burn. They also benefit from being stirred every so often. If you do that, you end up with a delicious, and generous amount of, steel cut oats that are so incredibly easy to make! Thank you for the recipe--I will make this often! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This tasted good, creamy and not too sweet. The problem was a lot of it stuck to the sides and bottom of the Crock Pot. Some of it was burned a little. Mine cooked just 10 minutes shy of 8 hours. Maybe adding more water would help. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely yummy! Would suggest buttering the inside of the crockpot beforehand. Make clean up easier. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I used only almond milk and water. Three parts milk to two parts water. Then, one part steel cut oats. I think it cooked approx. four and a half hours on low. It was perfect! I'm really pleased because I was so tired of making it every morning. By making it plain, I can add any topping that I'm in the mood for. I have a really huge appetite in the mornings, so this makes enough for about four to five days for me! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 4 stars
Steel cut oats are better for you than rolled oats, but they take longer to cook. It was nice to wake up to a warm bowl of steel cut oatmeal. So convenient! I used almond milk and 1% milk. And I added 1/4 t salt. The edges burned little. I just scooped from the middle. I will put in 2 sticks of cinnamon next time Read More