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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*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.