If you can perfect how to make slow cooker oatmeal, you can always have a healthy, delicious breakfast ready first thing when you wake up in the morning. A slow cooker does just what the name implies: it cooks your food slowly over a long period of time, ensuring that all the flavors and nutrition are locked into your meal. Slow cooker oatmeal takes about eight to nine hours, just long enough to get a full night’s rest.
To complete this task, you will need:
- A slow cooker
- 1 cup of oats
- 4 ½ cups of water
- Gather the ingredients you need to make the oatmeal. You will need one cup of oats–steel-cut oats work very well for this recipe. You will also need a slow cooker and about 4 ½ cups of water.
- Pour your ingredients into the slow cooker. The water and oats can be combined inside the slow cooker. Now you’re all set to start cooking your oatmeal.
- Turn your slow cooker on a low heat setting. The low heat setting will cook the oatmeal longer and lock in the flavors and nutrition.
- Allow the oatmeal to slow cook. This process generally takes about eight to nine hours. You can start your oatmeal at night and by the time you wake up, it will be done.
Making oatmeal for breakfast will keep you full and satisfied until lunch time and a slow cooker can help you make oatmeal with ease. It’s also a great pre-workout food choice or even a midday snack.