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Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Oatmeal

I'm going crazy with the slow cooker recipes over here! I'm loving them.

Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Steel Cut Oats, Apples, & Almond Milk. A delicious, vegan recipe for overnight, crock pot oatmeal.

One of my requirements for a successful slow cooker recipe is that it can take at least 7 to 8 hours (if I want it to). Slow cooker recipes that are for 3 to 4 hours on low are not really helpful to me, outside of the weekend. I'm not looking to come home at 5 pm and then start a four hour slow cooker recipe. But, if I can throw something in overnight or for the whole time I'm at work, then it really is a time savings for me.

So, my requirement for this oatmeal was that I could cook it for a full 7 to 8 hours. I tried to create a recipe for an overnight breakfast crumble, which was a huge fail - we threw the vast majority of it away because it was so bad. Crumble really only wants to be cooked for 4 hours...not the 8 hours I decided to try.

Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Oatmeal with Steel Cut Oats, Apples, & Almond Milk. A delicious, vegan recipe for overnight, crock pot oatmeal.

I also really wanted to make this oatmeal with realistic ingredients that you could easily have on hand - for me those are almond milk, steel cut oats, apples, and peanut butter. It's a lot more fun if you can throw a bunch of toppings on it as well - fresh fruit would work, but I decided to go the dried fruit and nut route with pistachios, currants, and dried cranberries.

I hope you enjoy this delicious, overnight oatmeal recipe and find it an easy way to serve a warm breakfast. If you don't need all four servings, this recipe will keep well in the fridge for a day.


Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Makes 4 servings | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 7 to 8 hours

Ingredients

1 cup steel cut oats

1 1/2 cups almond milk

1 1/2 cups water

2 tablespoons peanut butter

2 apples diced

1 tablespoon brown sugar

pinch of salt

optional toppings: dried fruit, fresh fruit, nuts

Instructions

Combine the oats, almond milk, water, and peanut butter in a slow cooker. Stir till the peanut butter is combined with the oats. 

Add the apples, sugar, and salt. 

Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours, or on high for 3.5 to 4 hours. 

Serve and garnish with optional toppings. 


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