Slow Cooker Berry Oatmeal is a wonderfully hearty and comforting breakfast using steel cut oats, frozen mixed berries and your trusty crockpot!
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Oatmeal is a big deal around our house and so is the crockpot!! You guys may have noticed I have been posting quite a few crockpot recipes lately. I figure if I am super busy and need help from the slow cooker surely someone else does. I don’t think anyone can have too many crockpot recipes right?!
My kiddos love oatmeal and I love how easy it is to prepare. I mean all you need are a few simple ingredients, toss them in the crockpot and cook it overnight. Then you get to wake up to a warm and delicious breakfast!! Plus, there are all sorts of options when it comes to flavors for your bowl of warm hearty oats. What better way to wake up!
If you don’t like oatmeal don’t worry I have other breakfast options like this sausage hashbrown breakfast pie, ham and egg breakfast cups or these easy potato scallion pancakes.
I also have a lot of other oatmeal options like this triple berry baked oatmeal (one of our favs!), lemon cheesecake overnight oats, or these apple cinnamon freezer oatmeal cups (the kiddos really like these!). See I gotcha covered! 😉
I kept this recipe pretty straight forward when it comes to ingredients and I usually always have these on hand. Sometimes I don’t have the steel cut oats so then I have to forgo using the crockpot. I found it just makes them to mushy for our liking. Using steel cut oats will give you creamy oats with a little bit of chew. Don’t worry it’s not like chewing a pack of gum for breakfast!
This recipe will make several servings which makes it great for serving a family or save the leftovers and you can have breakfast ready to go for days!! Just add in a little milk to perk it back up and you’re ready to go.
I like to top this slow cooker berry oatmeal with fresh fruit and chopped nuts. Some other great toppings would be shredded coconut, chia seeds, nut butters or just eat it without the toppings. For me I’m all about the toppings so that last one would be impossible for me!
So, get out that crockpot and cook up some breakfast magic!
- 6 cups water
- 2-3 cups frozen mixed berries
- 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 heavy cream optional
- Toppings of choice
Place water, frozen berries, oats, honey, vanilla and cinnamon in a slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours.
When cook time is complete stir in optional heavy cream and serve with toppings of choice.
This recipe is for steel cut oats and cannot be interchanged for old fashioned or quick cooking oats.
If warming up leftovers stir in a little milk to help loosen the oatmeal up.
12 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Berry Oatmeal”
Would fresh fruit work in this? I have quite a bit of fresh strawberries I need to use up.
Yes, fresh fruit would work great! Hope you enjoy!
After I read the comments, I used 1 cup of steel cut oats and 3 cups of liquid (half water and half milk to make it more creamier), 2 cups of berries and it turned out well. I substituted maple syrup for honey.
Thank you for your comment! So glad you liked it!
I’m curious why this recipe won’t work with old fashioned oats. I’ve used them in crockpot recipes before.
Just from my experience, they become too mushy. But if you have used old fashioned in slow cooker recipes before then feel free to replace them in this recipe. Thanks for asking!
Hi! I’m not sure how I screwed up this recipe, but I feel like I have… I put my crockpot on low for 8 hours, on a timer switch, and this morning checking it, it’s just so watery, like a soup. I wonder if the amount of water from the cups added with that from the frozen berries (I opted for 3 cups) was too much. Will this solidify more? I just put it in the fridge.
It will probably solidify as it cools. Did you use steel cut oats? I’m sorry this didn’t turn out as you hoped!
I had the same issue…. really disappointed! Something went wrong and I followed the instructions exactly…
I am sorry this didn’t turn out the way you hoped. I will test this again to see what I can find.
I added some quick oats and put it on high for an hour and it worked out!! It was delicious!
So glad you were able to rescue it!! Thanks for letting me know!