Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal

Tired of skipping breakfast because you don’t have enough time in the morning? Here’s a “stay-on-track” tip for a better breakfast when you’re in a hurry.

Make-Ahead Oatmeal Breakfast

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours (inactive)
Yield: about 1 ½ cups oatmeal (2 servings)

Before you go to bed at night, combine the following ingredients in a glass jar:

  • ¼ cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup of water
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • a spoonful of maple syrup

Loosely cover the jar and place in a slow cooker. Fill with water to just below the edge of the jar, close the slow cooker, and set on low heat for 8 hours.

Then go to bed.

In the morning, grab your jar, a spoon, and go!

If you’d like, add variety to your mornings with different spices, fruit, nuts or seeds, almond butter or peanut butter, coconut butter or coconut flakes, nut milk – whatever you like – just before leaving the house.

Image: Kim Love

Image: Kim Love


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