Hot Chocolate Steel Cut Oats in the Crock Pot.

Yep, that’s what I said.  Hot chocolate steel cut oats!  My girls were swooning to say the least.  It’s a fun departure from the typical steel cut oats I make them.  The flavor is reminiscent of a mug of hot chocolate.  Warm the soul and the stomach.




1 cup of steel cut oats
4 cups of water
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder (try to use the best quality that you can find – I used Wilbur’s)
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of honey or agave
2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
Chocolate chips, dried tart cherries, nuts, chia seeds (optional toppings)


Spray the inside of the crock pot with non stick spray.  Then add the steel cut oats and the remaining ingredients through sugar.  Give it all a good stir.  Set it on low and cover.  I made this at 8:30 p at night.  When you awaken, remove the lid from the crock pot and give it a good stir (leave the cover off).  Adjust the sweetness at this point by adding extra honey or sugar if needed.  Serve.

— Knead to Cook

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  1. I made this last night and eating them right now! They are so good (without additions/toppings even)! I did not change anything except to use quick cook steel cut oats, so they were actually done last night in about 4 hours. Thank you for the recipe!