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Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Oatmeal

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This slow cooker peanut butter oatmeal is a perfect overnight breakfast recipe that is warm and delicious!

It can be pulled together in less than 10 minutes – then you just set it and forget it for 8 hours. This recipe is easy, naturally vegan, and gluten-free.

bowl of slow cooker peanut butter oatmeal topped with bananas and dried fruit

The Perfect Overnight Oatmeal Recipe

This slow cooker oatmeal makes enjoying a warm breakfast a cinch! Add everything to the crockpot the night before, set it for 8 hours, and enjoy a deliciously rich and creamy breakfast bowl.

One of my requirements for a successful slow cooker recipe is that it can take at least 7 to 8 hours. Slow cooker recipes that are for 3 to 4 hours on low are not really helpful to me, outside of the weekend. If I can throw something in overnight then it really is time-saving for me.

This oatmeal is made with common ingredients that you probably already have on hand – like almond milk, steel-cut oats, apples, and peanut butter.

It’s a lot more fun if you can throw a bunch of toppings on as well – fresh fruit works great, as do chopped nuts and dried fruit.


How to Make Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Oatmeal

To make this delicious overnight crockpot oatmeal, follow these simple instructions.

  • Add everything to the slow cooker. 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. Stir to combine.
  • Set it and forget it. Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.
  • Serve and enjoy! Garnish with optional toppings.
oatmeal in a bowl, topped with dried fruit

Tips for this Oatmeal Recipe

  • If your oatmeal seems a bit dry in the morning, just add a little extra almond milk to it.
  • You can use any type of apples in this recipe, but I recommend using Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, or Golden Delicious apples which are all very tasty when cooked.
  • This recipe will keep in the fridge for up to two days. It reheats well but is a little less moist. Splash it with some extra almond milk or water and you should be fine!
  • It’s important to use steel-cut oats in this recipe – not rolled oats. Rolled oats will end up as a soggy mess after this many hours in a slow cooker.
  • If you are looking for a new slow cooker, I use and really recommend this All Clad Slow Cooker . This one is only 4-quart, but they make them larger as well!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Yield: 4 servings

Slow Cooker Peanut Butter Oatmeal

bowl of slow cooker peanut butter oatmeal topped with bananas and dried fruit

This slow cooker peanut butter oatmeal can be pulled together in less than 10 minutes - then you just set it and forget it for 8 hours.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 apples (I used Honeycrisp), diced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • optional toppings - peanut butter, dried fruit, mixed nuts

Instructions

  1. Combine the oats, almond milk, water, and peanut butter in a slow cooker. Stir till the peanut butter is combined with the oats. 
  2. Add the apples, sugar, and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours, or on high for 3.5 to 4 hours. 
  4. Serve and garnish with optional toppings. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 9gSugar: 22gProtein: 11g

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