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Breakfast-All-Week Steel Cut Oats

These oats are at the intersection of healthy and convenient, a place that can sometimes feel like a ghost town. But truly, this is a dish that will cook breakfast for the entire week while you sleep AND is rich in fiber, omega 3 fats, and needs little sweetener. These are going to be the key factors in an ideal breakfast for regulating blood sugar and protecting against inflammation. Also, the use of steel cut oats makes for a creamy and slightly chewy texture that is far from the mushy stuff you get out of the instant package. And the final thing I’ll say to sell you on it is that it’s totally customizable to keep it fresh week after week and I’ll add some of those ideas at the end. Give it a try and tell me you’re not a crockpot oats evangelist by the end of it.

Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • Crockpot (linked below)
  • Measuring Cup (linked below)


  • 1.5 cups steel cut oats
  • 6 cups water and/or dairy-free milk I used 2:1 ratio water to milk
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup hemp seed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon optional
  • 1 tsp salt omit If salt sensitive
  • maple syrup, to taste add upon serving
  • toppings such as chopped nuts, nut butter, berries, coconut cream, whatever you like!


  • Combine oats, liquid, flax, hemp seeds, salt and cinnamon In a crockpot and mix well
  • Turn heat on low and let cook for 7 (or anywhere between 6-8) hours, preferably overnight
  • Serve with toppings of your choice!


Try these fun twists:
  • Grated carrots, raisins and walnuts for carrot cake oatmeal
  • Espresso powder and coconut cream for "tiramisu"
  • Almond butter and no sugar added preserves (after cooking) for an "AB&J" 
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

Links to Equipment Used:


Measuring Cup

All, Body, Main Attraction




Breakfast-All-Week Steel Cut Oats

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