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How to Make Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal With Bananas Easily and Quickly

How to Make Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal With Bananas Easily and Quickly

Nothing beats a cold winter's morning than a nice hot bowl of steel cut oatmeal with bananas. This slow cooker breakfast meal will keep even the hungriest people full throughout the day. It's a very nutritious breakfast and creates a wonderful aroma that will wake even the deepest sleeper out of a warm bed, Slow cooker oatmeal is a challenge to make but it can be achieved and tastes great when you make it. The cold weather is no match for a hot steaming bowl of oatmeal with fresh banana.

Take out your slow cooker and find a container that is heat-proof and that will fit inside the slow cooker. Pyrex works well, as does ComingWare. Mix all the ingredients together in the dish and place in the middle of the slow cooker. Fill the slow cooker with water until its an inch below the top of the dish.

Following these directions will properly cook your oatmeal in the water bath and not overcook parts of the oatmeal, allowing you not to have to scrub baked-on oats in your slow cooker. Cleaning a slow cooker can be tough and who wants to do that in the morning. This banana bread oatmeal can be refrigerated for a week and all you have to do to is add milk to it, when you're ready to reheat it. One option that many people do is leave out toppings such as brown sugar, bananas and a variety of nuts. Nothing beats this quick nutritious meal.

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal With Bananas

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal With Bananas


  • 3 Cups Milk
  • 2 mashed or pureed bananas
  • 6 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cup steel cut oats (quick cooking and rolled oats will not work with this recipe)
  • Water Toasted nuts
  • Banana slices Brown sugar
  • Brown sugar


  • 1. Combine milk, mashed banana, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, salt and oats in your heat proof bowl. Place in slow cooker and fill the slow cooker with water until it reaches one inch from the top of the bowl.
  • 2. Cover and cook at low temperature for 7 to 8 hours.
  • 3. When ready to serve, stir oatmeal until it is combined. Serve with any toppings you may want.

Final Word:

This is a very nutritious meal that can be prepared the day before. The oatmeal is a hit among many. The oatmeal serves six to eight people, depending on the amount they eat. Consider any extra toppings you may want for your oatmeal.

This meal is guaranteed to warm you up on any cold day, no matter what season it is. The aroma of this will convince anyone to eat this homemade oatmeal. Its the perfect breakfast Consider serving it with a nice glass of orange juice. It's also a great breakfast meal for a large group. Each person is able to add whatever they want to their oatmeal. (fruit, nuts or sugar) The key to any perfect slow cooker oatmeal is the water bath.

The mini size slow cookers do not work well with this recipe as they don't offer much room for a heat-proof container for oatmeal. Best of all you can prepare this ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Those who are hungry will just need to add milk and then heat in a microwave.