Pumpkin Cider Steel Cut Oats in the Crock Pot Overnight.

My kids love steel cut oats prepared in the crock pot.  It’s easy, healthy and makes breakfast a snap because the crock pot does all the work for you while you sleep.  Tuesdays are an early, 5 am, run for me so when I get back I shower, grab a bowl and recharge for my day.  I was lucky to find this great pumpkin cider but if you can’t locate any, cherry apple cider or regular apple cider works perfectly too!

Ingredients:

Non stick butter spray (I use Pam)
1 cup of steel cut oats
3 cups of pumpkin cider (apple or apple cherry cider would work too)
1 cup of water
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 pinch of salt
One apple, cored and chopped into bite-sized pieces
1/4 cup of dried tart cherries (raisins or other dried fruit will work beautifully too)

Directions:

Spray the insert to your slow cooker then add all of the ingredients.  Stir gently. Cover and cook overnight on low.  I normally make this around 8 pm and eat around 6-6:30 am.  I like to remove the lid of the slow cooker for about 10 minutes prior to serving – helps release the condensation that’s built up.

Top with your favorite nuts, chia seeds, honey, brown sugar, agave… whatever you like!

— Knead to Cook

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4 Comments

    1. Totally agree!!! We love it because we run super early and its nice to have breakfast ready when we are. I hope you enjoy it! Robin

  1. Thanks for this recipe!! I made it this morning for my kiddos and everyone loved it. I bought Cherry Cider and used that instead of apple. Really yummy and made it a fun color. Thanks so much for your ideas and recipes!! Really helpful! Also wondered where you got the pumpkin cider? That sounds delish with this dish! I passed along your recipe to my Mom, who co-owns a grocery and coffee shop downtown Lancaster, and it might show up as a special!!

    1. Andrea, My kids love this too. I was coming home from a funeral last week and stopped in this Fresh Market that resembled a Whole Foods. They had it and I thought I would give it a try. Any fruit juice works well. I often do this with Cherry Cider from Trader Joe’s and we love it! Robin oxoxo

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