easy, healthy breakfast for busy moms | overnight crockpot oatmeal

When I crawled out of bed this morning and wandered downstairs for a cup of coffee I realized I forgot that I had put breakfast on before I went to bed. Instant smile on my face. I love easy breakfasts.  Plus you get the bonus of waking up to a house filled with the scent of warm cinnamon!

See that shiny thing in the background? It does all the work for you.

ingrediants 1 cup steel cut oats {we buy ours in bulk at Costco}
2 cups water
2 1/2 cups milk {I use whole milk…guilty pleasure}
1 tsp cinnamon

Screen shot 2012-03-19 at 11.07.27 PMDump everything into your crockpot, give it a stir and set it to “low” for 6-9 hours. Mine comes out perfectly at about 6-7 hours {stays on warm for the rest of the night/morning}.

Serve topped with anything you like! We love chopped apples, a handful of walnuts, brown sugar and a little bit of milk  :)  If you like raisins in your oatmeal, add them in the crockpot so they’re juicy and plumped up by the morning! Serves 4-6 but we get about 8 servings since I have tiny ones in the house.


I found this recipe a while back via Weelicious.

About Amanda

Amanda Robinson is the eco-chic, green living, fitness loving mom behind Natural Mommie. Since early 2009, Amanda has been the source for moms to learn how to bring more balanced green beauty, eco-friendly, sustainable, organic products into their lives without being too “crunchy” or “granola”. Amanda is passionate about wellness and inspiring moms to make more eco-friendly and healthy choices without having to give up their hip mama selves and trade in their stilettos for Birkenstocks. She can often be found sipping green tea, behind her camera, diy’ing, instagramming, in the middle of a workout, chasing her two little boys around her farm or with her nose in an ingredients list in efforts to help other moms become more aware of what is really in the products they buy.


  1. Mmm sounds delish! Thanks for the tip!

  2. Now that sounds like a great idea… I can almost smell it now…

  3. that is a really great idea!
    It’ll be especially good when the weather gets warmer!
    Thanks so much!

  4. M.Crockett says:

    Yum! I love oatmeal – usually go the instant route but no longer!! Thanx!

  5. Hey Amanda!
    Thanks so much for this! We love oatmeal in our house and I have many clients that this will help too!
    ps…love the website’s new look!

  6. I’ve done this before, but it didn’t turn out well ( I can’t remember why). Thanks for inspiring me to try it again. I have steel cut oats sitting in the pantry waiting for me :)

    • Boo! But yes, try this recipe…works everytime for me. Although the first time I made it half of it was stuck to the bottom of the crockpot…I think I had it on high for 8 hours. Whoops! Low for 6-8 works best :)

  7. Thanks so much! Wiith school approaching, i can’t think of a better thing to make!

  8. Shannon R B says:

    Ohhh yum! I will have to try this!

  9. Omg this recipe is sure to be a hit at our house! Thank you for this, what a timesaver this is going to be!!


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