If you substitite apple juice for one-half the water, it enhnces the flavor.
Here is an easy way to serve a crowd a hearty breakfast before facing the elements for a day of winter sports. You can assemble it in the slow cooker in the evening and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal. The slow cooker eliminates the need for constant stirring and ensures an exceptionally creamy consistency. It is important to use steel-cut oats; old-fashioned oats become too soft during slow-cooking.
63 Reviews for Overnight Oatmeal
You can simply combine water and steel-cut oats in a saucepan on the stovetop and let soak overnight. The next morning, cook for about half the time or less than you would normally cook steel-cut oats because they've been soaked.
I made this just as described but added apples and cinnamon (did not have any burning issues or anything even with 8h on low in the crockpot). I added honey when I was actually eating it and it completely elevated this dish! I suggest adding a little sweet when cooking - maybe some sugar substitute or brown sugar?
My husband and I enjoyed this oatmeal this morning. I made it in a 5 quart Crockpot on low for 4.5 hours and on warm for the rest of the time (about 9.5 hours total). It turned out great, creamy and a little chewy. We ate it with cinnamon, maple syrup and a splash of almond milk, and now we have breakfast for the rest of the week. I will make it again.
I'm the only one at my house who eats oatmeal for breakfast. I hate washing the pan, though, so this recipe is a big help, as clean-up is easier. I make it on the weekend, refrigerate the extra, and reheat a serving each morning. No muss, no fuss! I can even take it to work to reheat if I'm running late.