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Steel Cut Oatmeal for the Crock Pot

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“I love the texture of steel cut oats. You can make this the night before and breakfast is ready in the morning. I like fruit additions, but my kids do not, so I've listed them as optional. Also, it may sound like a lot of water, but trust me, I've experimented..”
6hrs 5mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup steel cut oats (DO NOT substitute old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats)
  • 4 12 cups water
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 2 -3 tablespoons butter
  • 12 cup dried fruit (raisins, prunes, apricots, dates) (optional)
  • Serve with
  • milk, to taste
  • sugar, to taste
  • cinnamon, to taste
  • maple syrup, to taste


  1. Place all ingredients in a 2 quart slow cooker. (If you want to make a smaller amount please use a smaller crock pot or crockette. This won't work in a 6 quart cooker).
  2. Cover and cook on LOW 6-8 hours.
  3. It might form a "crust" around the outside. Just scrape it down with a spoon and stir.

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