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Oatmeal with dried fruit and nuts inside a dark bowl
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3.74 from 15 votes

Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Oatmeal steeped in cinnamon made in the slow cooker is luxuriously creamy and comforting.
Prep Time5 hrs
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 80kcal


  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups rolled oats old fashion rolled oats
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Honey, if needed

  • Nonfat or low-fat milk for serving

  • Dried fruits (apricots, dates, plums, and raisins) to garnish

  • Nuts and chia or flax seeds to garnish


  • Place the water, oats, and cinnamon sticks in a slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • Cover the slow cooker. Cook on the low for 8 hours.
  • Discard cinnamon sticks and gently stir the oats but avoid over stirring, as the oats will be incredibly creamy.
  • Serve the oatmeal with milk, honey, or desired toppings.


Doubling the recipe: You can easily double the recipe and still cook for 8 hours on low.
Storage: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg