Sweet Home Farms granola and steel cut oats cook overnight in the slow cooker for this healthy yet hearty breakfast recipe.
Oatmeal in the slow cooker is really easy to make and it produces fool-proof oatmeal while you sleep. Let’s not forget the best part you wake up to an amazing smelling kitchen.
I still have a couple cans of pumpkin leftover from Thanksgiving so when I received Sweet Home Farm‘s pumpkin flax granola with crunchy pumpkin seeds and flaxseed, I knew the two would pair together for the perfect healthy breakfast. Healthy being the key word. Adding granola to your oatmeal is more than just adding flavor. Sweet Home Farm Pumpkin Flax Granola is a great source of dietary fiber, it’s also low-sodium, cholesterol free, and contains over 30g of whole grains per serving.
You’ll need to use steel cut oats, not rolled. I listed honey as optional but I recommend adding it in for a hint of sweetness. If you’re vegan then substitute maple syrup instead. Also this uses canned or fresh pumpkin, NOT pumpkin pie filling which is way too sweet for this. You’ll know this is done when the edges start to crisp up. The crispy edges are my favorite part. Once it’s done cooking, give it a good stir.
This can be served warm….
Or you can serve it cold as well with some [almond] milk.
Regardless of how you serve your oatmeal, I suggest you add extra granola as the topping for an added crunchiness.
- ½ cup Sweet Home Farm's Pumpkin Flax Granola
- 1 cup of steel cut oats
- 2½ cups of water
- 1 cup almond or soy milk
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional)
- Place all of the ingredients in a slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 4 hours or LOW 8. Stir well prior to serving.
- Top with more granola.
This recipe works best with a programmable slow cooker, specifically if you’re not going to be around in 8 hours to turn it off. Why? Because if you leave it on too long, it will burn. While I do like my edges a little crisp, I don’t like it burnt oatmeal. I don’t think you will either.
This post is sponsored by Sweet Home Farm however the recipe and opinions are 100% my own. You can view my disclosure policy here: http://fitslowcookerqueen.com/about/disclosure-policy/.