Most of us are too busy to make breakfast in the morning, so a big pot of steel cut oatmeal made in a slow cooker is the perfect solution to make sure you always have a healthy meal to start the day.

Prep time: 5 min ** This recipe makes 10 servings, Cut in half and use for breakfasts on the go during the week or even a mid-morning snack. 

Cook time: 8 hr 

Total time: 8 hr 5 min



  • Steel cut oats – 2 cups
  • Water – 6 cups
  • Milk (any type) – 2 cups You know I like non-dairy milk, it cuts the calories and sugar content.
  • Butter – 2 Tbsp
  • Apples, peeled & chopped (optional) – 2 to 3
  • Truvia, Stevia or another natural sweetener (Approx. 2 TBSP)
  • Kosher salt – 2 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1 Tbsp



  1. Apples (if using) – Prep as directed.


  1. Optional: Give the slow cooker a quick spray of cooking oil or brush with cooking oil to prevent sticking of ingredients.
  2. Put all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or 4 hours on high.
  3. Top with nuts, yogurt, fruit,  coconut shavings!
  4. If you don’t have a slow cooker, bring the ingredients to boil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven and then simmer for 45 minutes, stirring here and there to make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan