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Slow Cooker Oatmeal Pioneer Woman

This pioneer woman slow cooker oatmeal recipe is super delicious! your oats will cook overnight in the crock-pot with rich maple and cinnamon flavors, you wake up the next day to find hearty, delicious oatmeal to start your day with.

I will try to go through everything related to this pioneer woman slow cooker oatmeal, so you will find tips and tricks alongside some FAQ that will help to get the best result out of this recipe, so stay tuned!

Why I Love This Slow Cooker Oatmeal Recipe?

  • Oats are packed with fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and a significant amount of Iron, Zinc, and Folate.
  • It’s easy — just drop a Reynolds Kitchens Slow Cooker Liner into a small slow cooker, pour everything in, stir, and you’re good to go (depending on the kind of oats you’re using).
  • They are neutral whole grains that can take on a wide range of flavors, so there is truly something for everyone.
Slow Cooker Oatmeal Pioneer Woman
Slow Cooker Oatmeal Pioneer Woman

Ingredients That You’ll Need

  • Steel Cut Oats — The steel-cut oats in this pioneer woman recipe work perfectly in the slow cooker overnight. They become tender and soft, yet not mushy, as traditional oats would be when cooked this way.
  • Milk — You can use any milk that you prefer for this oatmeal recipe. I’ve used almond milk, coconut milk, and regular milk with delicious results.
  • Water — Make sure to add water along with the milk of your choice to the oatmeal. This prevents the milk from burning/scorching on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Maple Syrup — We will be using pure maple syrup, not artificial maple syrup for the best flavor!
  • Brown Sugar — I love the classic brown sugar flavor.
  • Vanilla Extract — This will bring out the sweetness in this pioneer woman slow cooker oatmeal recipe.
  • Salt — Maple and brown sugar taste better with a dash of salt.
  • Coconut Oil — It is fine to use butter or cooking spray to grease the slow cooker instead of oil, as it will help with cleanup and prevent the oats from sticking.

Optional Ingredients

  • Flax Seed — Add ¼ cup ground flaxseed to the slow cooker before starting cooking your pioneer woman oatmeal.
  • Protein Powder — Add in 1-4 scoops of protein powder after cooking your oatmeal in the slow cooker.
  • Yogurt — Pour 1 cup of plain yogurt on top of the oatmeal after it has cooked for a creamy, calcium-packed addition to Crock-Pot Oatmeal.
  • Nuts — For healthy fats, add chopped pecans, walnuts, or almonds.

What’s The Difference Between Old-fashioned, Rolled, And Steel-cut Oats?

When compared to rolled oats, steel-cut and old-fashioned oats cook more quickly because they are flattened. The cooking process and texture for the two types of oats are different, although both are nutritious. Steel-cut oats take around 20 to 30 minutes to cook. When compared to other types of oats, steel-cut oatmeal is more toothsome and chewy.

Is Pioneer Woman Slow Cooker Oatmeal Better For Breakfast Or Dinner?

Dinnertime weight control is easy with Pioneer Woman’s slow cooker oatmeal. You may get all the health benefits of oatmeal, including its high fiber and protein content, by eating it for every meal of the day, not just breakfast. It can also be used as a tool in the battle against obesity.

What Should I Put In Slow Cooker Oatmeal?

Add flavor and nutrients with seeds, and sweeten your recipes with seasonal fruits, berries, and nuts (such as chia, flax, and sunflower) (like chia or flax). To liven up your slow cooker oats, try serving it in a grain bowl for breakfast and topping it with a soft-cooked egg, spinach, and bacon.

What Can I Mix With Slow Cooker Oatmeal?

  • Yogurt
  • Milk or Milk Substitutes
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Dried Fruit
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Grains
  • Spices

How To Make Pioneer Woman Slow Cooker Oatmeal?

  • Begin by lightly coating your slow cooker with melted coconut oil.
  • Combine oats, water, brown sugar, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in a large slow cooker.
  • Place the slow cooker lid on and cook your pioneer lady oatmeal for 6 hours on low for a hard texture and 8 hours on low for a softer texture. You can also cook it on high for 3-4 hours.
  • To serve your pioneer lady oatmeal, spoon oats into a bowl and sprinkle with more maple syrup and chopped nuts if preferred.
Slow Cooker Oatmeal Pioneer Woman
Slow Cooker Oatmeal Pioneer Woman

Recipe Tips

  • Before cooking oatmeal, stir in up to ¼ cup flax seed or wheat germ to increase fiber content.
  • Stir in 1 to 4 scoops of protein powder AFTER the oatmeal has cooked to boost protein content.
  • I have never had a problem with steel-cut oats burning in my slow cooker. However, every slow cooker is different. If your slow cooker burns the bottom, just don’t stir the burnt bottom into the remaining oatmeal, and you can still eat the rest. In the future, cut back cooking time by 2 hours.
  • Use non-dairy milk for dairy-free and vegan slow cooker oatmeal.
  • If you would prefer to use more milk than water, that is fine. You need a total of 7 cups of liquid. I don’t recommend exceeding 4 cups of milk because the oatmeal is at risk of burning.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long To Cook Steel-cut Slow Cooker Oatmeal Overnight?

Overnight, cook steel-cut oats in a slow cooker for 7 hours. I set my slow cooker on before bed, and then use the keep warm function so that they are warm when I wake up in the morning.

What Temperature Should I Use To Cook This Slow Cooker Oatmeal?

Slow cooker oats are best made on low. You could use high, but the grains stay and the outcome isn’t as good. So, use low heat. Cook oats on “Medium” in the Instant Pot. “Medium” on the Instant Pot is like “Low” on a slow cooker.

How Long Will Slow Cooker Oatmeal Last In The Fridge?

Your slow cooker oatmeal can last for up to 5 days in the fridge when stored properly. Make sure to store your oatmeal in covered airtight containers or resealable plastic bags.

How Long Will Slow Cooker Oatmeal Last In The Freezer?

When kept correctly, your slow cooker oatmeal may be frozen for up to 3 months. Separate your oats into individual servings before storing it in a freezer bag and then in an airtight container.

How To Reheat Slow Cooker Oatmeal?

Simply microwave slow cooker oatmeal for 30 seconds at a time, stirring periodically, to reheat it from the fridge. You may rehydrate it by adding a tiny amount of water or milk.

How To Reheat Slow Cooker Oatmeal From Frozen?

To reheat frozen slow cooker oatmeal, microwave it, stirring every 30 seconds. Without a microwave, you can reheat oatmeal on the stovetop from the fridge, but not the freezer. Before reheating, defrost the oats overnight in the fridge.

What Are Some Slow Cooker Oatmeal Sweetener Alternatives?

If you want to sweeten your oatmeal, you can add applesauce or top each bowl with honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup.

Is It Bad To Eat Oatmeal Every Day?

“If you eat oatmeal every day, you will drop your total cholesterol, lower your ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol, and boost your ‘good’ HDL cholesterol levels,” says the study. Megan Byrd, RD, suggests incorporating oats into sweet sweets, such as her favorite oatmeal protein cookie recipe.

Slow Cooker Oatmeal Pioneer Woman
Slow Cooker Oatmeal Pioneer Woman

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Slow Cooker Oatmeal Pioneer Woman Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 210
  • Total Fat 9g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 36mg
  • Sodium 191mg
  • Potassium 80mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 25g
  • Protein 2g
  • Vitamin A 5%
  • Calcium 2%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Slow Cooker Oatmeal Pioneer Woman

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time:6 hours Rest time: minutesTotal time:6 hours 5 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:210 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

This pioneer woman slow cooker oatmeal recipe is super delicious! your oats will cook overnight in the crock-pot with rich maple and cinnamon flavors, you wake up the next day to find hearty, delicious oatmeal to start your day with.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Begin by lightly coating your slow cooker with melted coconut oil.
  2. Combine oats, water, brown sugar, milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in a large slow cooker.
  3. Place the slow cooker lid on and cook your pioneer lady oatmeal for 6 hours on low for a hard texture and 8 hours on low for a softer texture. You can also cook it on high for 3-4 hours.
  4. To serve your pioneer lady oatmeal, spoon oats into a bowl and sprinkle with more maple syrup and chopped nuts if preferred.

Notes

  • Before cooking oatmeal, stir in up to ¼ cup flax seed or wheat germ to increase fiber content.
  • Stir in 1 to 4 scoops of protein powder AFTER the oatmeal has cooked to boost protein content.
  • I have never had a problem with steel-cut oats burning in my slow cooker. However, every slow cooker is different. If your slow cooker burns the bottom, just don’t stir the burnt bottom into the remaining oatmeal, and you can still eat the rest. In the future, cut back cooking time by 2 hours.
  • Use non-dairy milk for dairy-free and vegan slow cooker oatmeal.
  • If you would prefer to use more milk than water, that is fine. You need a total of 7 cups of liquid. I don’t recommend exceeding 4 cups of milk because the oatmeal is at risk of burning.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 191mg8%
Potassium 80mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 36g12%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 25g
Protein 2g4%

Vitamin A 5%
Calcium 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.