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Slow-Cooker Coconut Oatmeal

Slow-Cooker Coconut Oatmeal

Prep Time 8 minutes Cook Time 8 hours

When I was asked to write a recipe for slow-cooker oatmeal, I was less than thrilled. Slow-cooker oatmeal just doesn't sound appealing and I pictured waking up to thick clumps of mush. To my surprise I was wrong! The secret is in the oats, steel cut oats - that is. Warm, sweet, and comforting, this slow-cooker coconut oatmeal is the perfect breakfast with no effort!

by Meredith Steele

What you'll need

  • Butter
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup honey or light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, or roasted coconut flakes for garnish

How to make it

  1. Rub the interior of the slow cooker with butter. To the slow cooker, add water, oats, coconut milk, coconut, honey or sugar, and salt. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  2. Once finished, stir in vanilla extract. Serve in bowls and garnish with fruit, nuts, or coconut flakes.

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