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How to Make Steel Cut Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker and Freeze It
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 5 mins

The ultimate breakfast meal prep, make your steel cut oatmeal in the slow cooker or crock pot and then freeze in muffin tins for the BEST way to start your day!

Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oats, slow cooker, steel cut oatmeal
Servings: 12
Calories: 27 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups steel cut oatmeal
  • pinch salt
  • various toppings like brown sugar, walnuts, blueberries, dried fruit and chocolate
  1. Combine the water, oats and salt in a slow cooker.

  2. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

To freeze:
  1. Ladle 1 cup of cooked oats into the wells of a jumbo muffin tin.

  2. Top with desired toppings.

  3. Transfer the muffin tin to the freezer and freeze for 4 hours or overnight.

  4. Remove the oat "muffins" from the muffin tin and transfer to individual zip top bags. Press out the air and seal the bags.

  5. Return the oats to the freezer to store for up to 2 months.

To reheat:
  1. Remove the oats from the freezer bag.

  2. Place the oats in a microwave safe container and heat in the microwave for 2 minutes.

  3. Stir in a few tablespoons of cream or milk and return to the microwave for 20 seconds.

  4. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Steel Cut Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker and Freeze It
Amount Per Serving
Calories 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 27mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.