Overnight Cinnamon Raisin Slow Cooker Oatmeal
Overnight Cinnamon Raisin Slow Cooker Oatmeal

For all the fancy recipes I post, I mainly live on oatmeal during the week for breakfast, especially in the wintertime. It’s quick, easy, healthy and filling, the things that count the most when you are trying to feed your family and get out the door to school. Slow Cooker oatmeal has been around as long as slow cookers themselves have but I never got around to trying it out. Well, check that off the list of things to try. It’s tried, done and was a hit with the whole family!

This slow cooker oatmeal was so fabulous to wake up to a warm breakfast already made in the crock pot and not only that, using steel cut oats which and healthier but take time to cook. I usually don’t have time to make steel cut oats in the morning since they take forever to cook and mornings are crazy as it is, never mind cooking something for 20 minutes or more.

How to Make Slow Cooker Oatmeal

  • Grease the inside of your slow cooker with butter.
  • Place the first 4 ingredients in a crock pot and stir to combine.
  • Cook the oatmeal on low heat for 6-8 hours; all slow cookers vary in heat and cooking time.
  • Serve with the toppings of your choice (brown sugar, maple syrup).

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

You have to use steel cut oats in the slow cooker as they take longer to cook than the other types of oats. If you don’t use steel cut oats then you will have mush! Steel but oats are less processed than the other oats and will hold up to the long cooking time that is needed for crock pot oatmeal.

Are Steel Cut Oats Good For You?

Steel cut oats have more fiber than the other types of oats, so yes, they are good for you! They are recommended by tons of health professionals as a healthy breakfast.Steel cut oats are a fabulous gluten-free whole grain and source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.

Tips and Tricks for Making Slow Cooker Oatmeal

  • Grease the heck out of the inside of your crock pot! It will stick, but if you don’t mind soaking your slow cooker after cooking (and really, they are always crusty after using them)
  • A slow cooker  with a “keep warm” setting is invaluable for this and I can’t suggest more that with your next purchase you make sure your slow cooker has that setting. This took 8 hours on low in my crock pot then stayed warm until we got up. If you have a speedy crock pot however, it make only take 6 hours. I don’t know about you, but I sleep (or try to) more than 6 hours a night!
  • To extend the overnight cooking time, make sure all the contents are very cold! This is a trick I use all the time. Use very cold water and very cold milk and you extend the cooking time a lot!
  • I didn’t add much sugar, you can play with the amount but honestly I would just add sugar on top at the end!

More Oatmeal Recipes

I really hope you enjoy this recipe and give it a try! Let me know what you think! I will be posting more oatmeal recipes in the weeks to come since it’s a staple in our house for breakfast. The recipe is below as always!

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Love,

Karlynn

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Cinnamon raisin steel cut oats are done the slow cooker overnight while you sleep! Nothing like slow cooker oatmeal for a delicious hot breakfast! #slowcooker #oatmeal #crockpot

5 from 6 votes
Overnight Cinnamon Raisin Slow Cooker Oatmeal
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 2 mins
 
Cinnamon raisin steel cut oats are done the slow cooker overnight while you sleep! Nothing like slow cooker oatmeal for a delicious hot breakfast!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Oatmeal
Keyword: crock pot oatmeal, slow cooker oatmeal
Servings: 6
Calories: 272 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of steel cut oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 sprinkle cloves
  • 1 sprinkle nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Grease the inside of your crockpot with butter.
  2. Place the first 4 ingredients in a crock pot and stir to combine.
  3. Cook the oatmeal on low heat for 6-8 hours; all crockpots vary in heat and cooking time.

  4. Serve with the toppings of your choice (brown sugar, maple syrup).

Nutrition Facts
Overnight Cinnamon Raisin Slow Cooker Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 272 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 56mg 2%
Potassium 258mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 22g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 3.3%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 15.6%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Author

Hey guys, I'm Karlynn! Welcome to The Kitchen Magpie, my website full of family friendly recipes, cocktails & homesteading tales of chickens & cows from the family farm! Make sure to check out my bestselling cookbook, Flapper Pie & a Blue Prairie Sky ,stay tuned for info on my second cookbook!

18 Comments


  1. Hi Karylynn,
    What do you mean by “cloves sprinkle nutmeg and” listed on the ingredients?
    Thanks

  2. Sherry McKay Reply


    My husband makes this but with apples all the time. Makes a big crockpot full beginning of week and then he just has to mic up rest of mornings.

    • Jennie Jones Reply

      The only thing I wonder is: how do you keep the oatmeal from becoming cement on the sides of the Crock-Pot? Does the butter on the sides actually prevent that from happening?

  3. Pam Mansveld Reply

    This looks yummy! Since the passing of my crockpot – RIP – I have been soaking steel cut oats overnight in water with a little lemon juice/whey/acv and it is almost as fast in the morning (10 min) \U0001f60aTry adding mashed sweet potatoes and toasted pecans with maple syrup. I will ask Santa for another crockpot!

  4. Heather Pollock Reply

    Does it have to be steel cut oats?
    Have you tried pecans and apple in it instead of raisins?

    • The Kitchen Magpie Reply

      Other oats would be mushy..and apples and pecans would be good!

  5. Kelsie Kelly Reply

    Crock pot liners work great to avoid a sticky mess and make for quick clean up:)

  6. Rosaline Linhart Reply

    When we were kids in the early 40’s we would go up to Yorkshire to see our grandparents..there was a war on and heavy rationing. Grandma used to put the porridge on the stove at night to cook,in the morning she would literally “dig” into it ..I swear if you stuck the spoon in the middle of the pot the whole lot would have come up in one lump. If you didn’t eat if for breakfast…you got it sliced and fried in lard for lunch….took years after I grew up before I could eat porridge… its funny now, but it sure wasn’t back then.

  7. BrianLenaghan Reply

    Do I add all the ingredients to the crock pot, or just the first 4. Thank you

  8. The Kitchen Magpie Reply

    There are even amazing crockpots at Value Village..awesome retro ones! One day I’ll buy a cool retro one there….

  9. Kimberley Tremblay Reply

    yummm I definitely want to get a crock pot now!!!!!!! I feel ashamed that I am Canadian and don’t have a crock pot! LOL

  10. I think I will definitely be trying this in the coming week!  I may use apples instead of raisins though since one of my kids is a tad picky but this sounds fantastic!

    • thekitchenmagpie Reply

      SabineVan I’m going to try an apple one next, most likely this weekend! It’s on my list!

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