How To Make Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker: The Simplest, Easiest Method
- 3 cups
- 1 cup
old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup
heavy cream or half-and-half
- 1/4 cup
packed brown sugar
Measuring cups and spoons
2-quart slow cooker
Combine the water and oats in a small slow cooker. Place the water and oats in a 2-quart slow cooker and stir to combine.
Cover and cook on LOW 8 hours. Cover the slow cooker. Cook on the LOW setting for 8 hours or overnight.
Add the cream and brown sugar. Add the cream or half-and-half and brown sugar. Gently stir the oats but avoid over-stirring, as the oats will be incredibly creamy.
Serve with additional toppings if desired. Serve the oatmeal with more cream, sugar, or toppings if desired.
Gluten-free: For gluten-free oatmeal, make sure the oats are labeled gluten-free, meaning they are processed in a facility that does not also process foods containing gluten.
Doubling the recipe: You can easily double or triple the amounts in the recipe and still cook for 8 hours on low in a larger slow cooker.
Storage: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.