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 2009, Amanda Robinson has been the source for moms to learn how to bring more balanced green beauty, eco-friendly, sustainable, organic products into their homes without being too “crunchy” or “granola”. Amanda is passionate about design, wellness and inspiring moms to make more eco-friendly and healthy choices without having to trade in their stilettos for Birkenstocks. In addition to Natural Mommie, Amanda is also the owner and designer behind Top Knot Style - a beautiful collection of handmade oversized luxury knitwear.

14 thoughts on “easy, healthy breakfast for busy moms | overnight crockpot oatmeal

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

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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 :)

    1. 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 :)

  5. 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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