Slow Cooker "Peachy-Colada" Steel Cut Oats

Who said oatmeal is only a cold weather breakfast??

Not me.

And definitely not my husband. He could have oatmeal for breakfast every single day of the year. I on the other hand need a bit more variety. Especially when the summer months roll around. You know those lazy weekends of summer when it’s so hot and you don’t particularly have anything to do? The days where you WISH you were being served room service at some tropical resort somewhere? This is a breakfast for those days.

Slow Cooker “Peachy-Colada” Steel Cut Oats


Steel cut oats are so hardy and delicious! They just take a really long time to cook. Setting your slow cooker at night for 8-10 hours allows you to have a beautiful breakfast ready and waiting for you when you wake up in the morning. I love the aroma of something cooking when I get up…and this is just truly sinful! It makes about 10 cups that can be portioned out for breakfasts all week long. The peaches are interchangeable with just about any other fruit. Apple cinnamon is a winter time favorite at our house but berries and cream would be great too. Try this, this weekend! Today IS the first day of summer after all.


Makes 10, 1 cup servings


PPV: 7 per serving (with suggested toppings)
Protein: 6 grams per serving

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups steel cut oats (Check your local grocery store and buy in bulk!)
  • 4 ripe peaches or one bag frozen peaches (I used fresh from the Farmer’s Market)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt, optional
  • Toppings per serving: 1/4 cup shredded coconut, 1 tablespoon pecans, 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Directions:

Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray or use a slow cooker liner. DO NOT SKIP this step or you will be soaking and scrubbing for days.
Combine all ingredients (Except toppings) in the slow cooker and set to cook for 8-10 hours.

Your oats should look something like this in the morning.
Stir and serve with toppings! 
This oatmeal is so good you could even pour it over soy coconut ice cream for dessert! Make some and be transported to the island of your choice. My treat.
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