Pumpkin Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats – The Clean Eating Couple

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Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats is a delicious autumn breakfast. Healthy and vegan: This pumpkin oatmeal can be made in the cooking pot or on the stove! This post was made in partnership with NOW.

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These steel-cut oatmeal pumpkins are the cozy breakfast of your dreams. Abundant, comforting and SO easy to make.

Slow-cook steel-cut oats are easily customizable and can be made year-round beyond pumpkin season. Once you try them, you will fall in love!

I didn’t think breakfast in the simple cooking pot could happen… but here we are! It’s no secret that I love my crockpot. I personally think it’s one of the greatest inventions of all time.

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I use the slow cooker for anything and everything I can. Whole chicken with lemon and rosemary, paleo turkey chili, healthy shredded pork are some of my favorite recipes, one of which I usually make every week (that’s how good they are!)

While preparing dinner in my pot all the time, I can honestly say that I have never made breakfast in it… Because until a few weeks ago I didn’t even know what kind of breakfast I could make in it.

If you like pumpkin

, you have to try these 40+ healthy pumpkin recipes!


can’t believe I didn’t think about trying to cook steel-cut oatmeal in the cooking pot before. The oatmeal came out SO delicious: rich, creamy and perfectly cooked. Besides, they were so easy to make!

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This would be a great recipe for preparing meals while you’re home on a Sunday, or throwing out the pot before bed for the next day!

PS – If you love crockpot recipes, check out these 45 healthy crockpot recipes!

Ingredients for Crockpot Steel-Cut Oatmeal:

You’ll only need a few pantry staples

to make these slow-cook steel cut oats.

  • Pumpkin puree
  • cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves almond
  • milk
  • maple syrup
  • oats cut into steel

  • crockpot You
  • can find substitutions for all of these ingredients below in the green shaded substitutions box. How to Make Oats

  • Cut into Slow Cook Steel


Making these goat cut steel pumpkins is SO easy


  1. Put everything in the cooking pot stir
  2. until combined
  3. Set to low. That’s it!

It really doesn’t get any simpler than this. I also included instructions on the stove in the post below if you’d rather follow them!

I used NOW Real Food Organic Steel Cut Oats in this recipe. We love using NOW products in ALL of our recipes. Our pantry is packed with its ingredients, from flours to nut butter, protein powders and more.

I personally visited their facilities a few years ago and saw the rigorous testing and quality standards they have in place.

Tips for slow cook steel cut oats:

Take care of your crockpot – If your crockpot

tends to be very hot, or doesn’t turn off by default after the time you set it up, you’ll need to keep an eye on your crockpot. This oatmeal can easily overcook and will be a soft mess if you don’t prevent them from cooking after 4 hours. Some crockpots may need only 3 hours, some may need 5. Every

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crockpot is different. Spray crockpot

with cooking spray – My crockpot is pretty good and most things don’t stick to it, but I find that starches in oatmeal can sometimes leave a sticky mess. You can spray the base of your cooking pot with coconut oil or your favorite cooking spray to avoid this. You can also use a crockpot liner.

Don’t try this with other types of oatmeal: this recipe won’t work with old-fashioned rolled oats or quick-cooking oatmeal. This will also not work with oats cut into quick-cooking steel. You’ll end up with a sticky mess.

Stir if you can

, I would recommend removing this every hour if you can. Just like when you cook oatmeal on the stove, the starches in oatmeal can rise to the top and stick. Stirring will prevent that and also help disperse spices that can also get stuck on top while cooking!

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