Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats w/Peaches & Blueberries

by DanicasDaily on January 30, 2012

During cold winter mornings, I LOVE making up a big batch of Crock Pot Steel Cut Oats. Steel Cut Oats are My FAVORITE type of oat because they are completely unrefined and they have such a chewy texture that almost “pops” in your mouth.  I am pretty sure once you try REAL Steel Cut Oats (NOT the Quick Cooking Kind), it will be hard for you to go back to regular or instant oatmeal. 

This recipe is so easy to make ~ feel free to mix and match with any of your favorite fruit combinations (apples/raisins, pumpkin, cranberry/orange).  Simply put everything in the slow cooker and you wake to a big pot of super creamy, fruity, steel cut oats.

Did I mention that this recipe is made up of 100% Power Foods and fits into the Simply Filling Plan too?!



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  • 3 cups steel cut oats (I used Trader Joe’s)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds, optional
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt, optional
  • 1 lb frozen peaches
  • 1-2 cups frozen blueberries


1.  Spray your crock pot with nonstick spray or use a crock pot liner.  DO NOT SKIP this step you will be scrubbing for days.

2.  Combine all the ingredients in your crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours.

3.  Remove cinnamon sticks.  Serve with your favorite toppings.  I LOVE making this into a dessert and using brown sugar, whipped butter and coconut.

Makes 10 cups, 4 points+ per cup, add points+ for any toppers

Nutritional information per serving calculated at


I didn’t really do any step by steps for this recipe.  I fill my crock pot to the brim and all the fruit rises at it cooks over night.


Once you mix it all up, it looks like delicious oats with firm fruit.  It freezes AWESOME too, just be sure to portion into 1 cup containers.  A little water might be needed when heating.


I made a BIG 6 points+ bowl of comfort ~ topped with 1/2 Tbsp Whipped Butter, 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar and a sprinkle of unsweetened organic coconut.


MELTED brown sugar + whipped butter = CARAMEL ~ this tastes just like BLUEBERRY PEACH COBBLER in every bite if you don’t mix it up!


Just another one of my FAVORITE recipes from the archives.  I have a feeling I am making this soon since The Husband asked why he didn’t get any of THAT oatmeal this morning when he saw my typing up this post Smile

I am still working away so I will catch up with you all tomorrow with my daily eats!

Night all!

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Angela January 30, 2012 at 9:39 pm

That looks absolutely amazing. I have never tried oats in the slow cooker!


josie January 30, 2012 at 11:04 pm

OK YUMMM!! I need some frozen fruit …. I will get some tomorrow…are you using the light whipped butter? I can’t find it anymore..Iam hungry now and it’s 10pm…LOL.


DanicasDaily January 31, 2012 at 10:13 pm


I used regular Whipped Butter ~ 1 Tbsp is 2 points+. I like it better than the light because it actually tastes like real butter for less points+.



Josie January 31, 2012 at 10:38 pm

awww thanks! I am throwing it all in the crockpot now for breakfast in the am…maybe the boys will want it too!!


Phyllis January 30, 2012 at 11:18 pm

yum! someone in my ww class just last week was talking about steel cut oats in crock pot. Will definitely put on the shopping list – your pics make me with i had some right now!!!


Lori January 31, 2012 at 8:36 am

MUST MAKE!!! I’m putting steel cut oats on my grocery list right now so I don’t forget!


Niki January 31, 2012 at 8:45 am

I am going to try this for breakfast next week. Looks so good!!!


Amy January 31, 2012 at 11:06 am

What size is your crock pot? And I’m assuming you cover it (dumb question, I know)? Thanks!


DanicasDaily January 31, 2012 at 10:13 pm

HI Amy,

I use a 5 quart crock pot which I believe is the standard size?



betty January 31, 2012 at 12:07 pm

this looks sooo good! i would love to make a big batch on a sunday and have breakfast all week! i usually cook my oats in the microwave when i get to work, but this is even better, esp since i do love steel cut oats!



Bonnie January 31, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Thanks for sharing this recipe. It’s a must have :)


BroccoliHut January 31, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Love this! I am always looking for a new crock pot recipe to try!


Stacey P. February 1, 2012 at 6:39 am

I made this in the crockpot last night and can’t wait to dig into it. Although mine didn’t turn out as pretty as yours. Lol.


Diane February 1, 2012 at 7:57 am

Just had a bowl. Made it with peaches and cherries. Drizzled with almond milk and splenda. Delicious!


Emily February 2, 2012 at 8:09 am

I have an incredibly dumb question. You topped your oatmeal with a teaspon of whipped butter. How do you measure it? I have such a hard time trying to figure out how much butter I’m actually using.


DanicasDaily February 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Hi Emily,

You can measure in two ways ~ using measuring spoons or your food scale for the grams per serving. It depends on how much time I have but I have used both methods.



Kathy February 3, 2012 at 7:17 am

I shared the recipe with co-workers and two of us have made it. It is very good. Will have to add the butter and br. sugar next time. Thanks for sharing.


Daniela February 5, 2012 at 9:46 am

Thanks for this recipe!! I made it last night & just finished eating it. It was AWESOME!! I topped mine with 1tsp of splenda brown sugar. Will definitely be trying it with the whipped butter on my next round. Also, I have a 4qt crockpot and it fit.


Carla Sue February 5, 2012 at 10:16 am

I cut the recipe in half, this was sooooooo good!


Jacey March 11, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Just starting my switch to steel-cut oatmeal and since my two all time favorite fruits are blueberries and peaches, this is a must try recipe. I don’t usually buy cinnamon sticks, how much ground cinnamon would you suggest as a substitute?


DanicasDaily March 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Hi Jacey,

I would use 1-2 tsps ground cinnamon give/take depending on how much you like the cinnamon flavor.




Jacey March 11, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Thanks so much!


Karina December 11, 2012 at 12:11 am

Where are you finding unsweetened coconut? Checked trader joes-no luck. :-(


DanicasDaily December 26, 2012 at 10:31 am

Hi Karina,

I have found unsweetened coconut in the health food section at my local grocery store and at whole foods. It comes in a green/white bag and it is called Let’s Do Coconut.

Hope that helps,



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