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Slow Cooker Morning Glory Steel Cut Oatmeal Make-ahead Healthy Recipe

Slow Cooker Morning Glory Steel Cut Oats

Steel cut oats combined with shredded carrots, apples, raisins, coconut and pecans becomes a wholesome “feel good” make-ahead breakfast recipe you won’t be able to live without.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 298kcal
Author: Organize Yourself Skinny


  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 2 medium to large Granny smith apples peeled and finely chopped
  • 1- cup raisins
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Serve with pure maple syrup


  • In a 6 quart slow cooker add the steel cut oats, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, grated carrots, and apples. Slowly stir in the coconut milk and water. Cover and cook for 4-5 hours on low. Stir the oatmeal occasionally to keep it from sticking to the bottom. Let it sit for ½ hour. The oatmeal will continue to thicken as it sits.
  • Stir in unsweetened coconut and pecans. Stir in extra coconut milk or water if the oatmeal is too thick.
  • Serve hot with pure maple syrup.


sugars: 16
Make-ahead Instructions
Oatmeal can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator up to 5 days and/or frozen for up to 3-6 months. I recommend portioning out before freezing.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fiber: 6g