Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats in the Crockpot

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on November 13, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats in the Crockpot

I’m afraid I’ve been holding onto this recipe for a while.  I’ve been making pumpkin pie oats with rolled oats or steel cut oats on the stove for a couple years now but I thought I’d work on a crockpot recipe before sharing.  You can of course cook these on the stove if you so choose, but if you’d like to just wake up to these in the morning and not have to work for your breakfast, break out your slow cooker :)  I do actually prefer these oats after they’ve had a chance to sit in the slow cooker for at least 30 minutes before serving and after cooking as they absorb a lot of extra liquid that I don’t like having in my oatmeal.  So if you can work that into your cooking time, do so, but if not they’re just as delicious served immediately.

Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats in the Crockpot

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Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats in the Crockpot

 

Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats in the Crockpot

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1 Cookie and Kate November 14, 2011 at 6:50 am

I love this idea! I never thought to cook steel cut oats in my neglected slow cooker. Thanks!
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2 Claudie November 14, 2011 at 8:05 am

So glad you are on twitter now :) Just followed you!
As for the recipe — this is a wonderful idea to break form the regular breakfast routine, and it must taste delicious with that coconut milk.
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3 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} November 14, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Crock pot recipe + pumpkin pie flavor= win! Love this. I will be trying it sometime this week. Thank you! :-)
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4 Rawkinmom November 15, 2011 at 6:19 am

Just posted about pumpkin….this would be great!!! I sold my crockpot years ago…..wishing I had it back now!!! :)
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5 pure2raw twins November 15, 2011 at 8:25 pm

love the idea of making this in a crock pot! looks sooo good!
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6 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 15, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I love that this is made in a crockpot! Yum :)

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7 Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum November 16, 2011 at 10:56 am

Wow, Heidi! this looks fantastic. I just had some pumpkin pie oatmeal for breakfast but mine did not have coconut milk – what a cool idea!
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8 Michael November 16, 2011 at 11:29 am

can you use milled oats as it call for steel cut is there a difference

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9 Heidi @ Food Doodles November 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm

By milled oats, do you mean rolled oats? Steel cut oats are different, the oat is just cut into 2-3 pieces instead of rolled and flattened. They cook for considerably longer and absorb much more liquid so this recipe will not work with rolled oats. I hope that helps!

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10 Nicole, RD November 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm

YUM! I’m loving it! I bet the honey and pumpkin together would be wooonderful!

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11 Richa@HobbyandMore November 16, 2011 at 8:31 pm

love these pumpkin pie crockpot oats.. definitely takes the effort out of breakfast.. but not the fun!.
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12 Sonia The Healthy Foodie November 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Sheesh… I think I need a slow cooker now, just so I can make these. They look so good! I would never have thought of mixing pumpkin with coconut. Sounds like a winning combination, though!

Beautiful pictures too! Makes me want to dig right in. (Oh how I wish!)

And glad you’re on twitter now. Of course, I follow you! :o)
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13 Lottie @ Lottiesworldofcakes November 19, 2011 at 7:36 am

This looks so yummy!
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14 em November 20, 2011 at 10:22 am

looks like a great recipe. i love that you can use your slow cooker for this, too!
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15 Elina (Healthy and Sane) November 21, 2011 at 11:58 am

I haven’t made steel cut oats in years precisely because i’m not a morning person and they just take SO long to make! I need to try this recipe – sounds perfect on a cold winter morning :)
PS – I just followed you on twitter (@elinaholbrook) :)
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16 gina November 27, 2011 at 7:39 am

i have to agree…anything adding pumpkin as an ingredient to=yum. and…where is my crockpot anyway? now a reason to locate it;)
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17 Erika @ Gluten Free Diet Guide December 5, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I have been doing steel cut oats in the crockpot for about a month now, but it hadn’t occurred to me to make a pumpkin pie flavor. Wow! Talk about packing a punch for your breakfast (and totally tasting like pumpkin pie). My oldest would eat pie every day of the week, so this would probably be very tempting for her.

Love this! Trying this the next time, for sure.

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18 Ann Key July 27, 2012 at 7:15 am

I have been making a similar recipe for years. In addition to the ingredients you have above I like to give it an additional protein and fiber boost by including ground flax seed meal, cottage cheese or ricotta , and an egg which I toss in the blender to smooth everything out and then proceed as instructed in your recipe. For the volume you are making above I would use:
1 Cup cottage or ricotta cheese
2 eggs
4 T flax seed meal
Although the flavor won’t change much from your recipe my granddaughter thinks it tastes like pumpkin cheese cake and it is the only way you can get her to eat oatmeal.

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19 Melissa C. October 25, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Oh, I definitely have to try it this way!

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20 Lyndsay August 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I attempted to make steel oats in the crock pot last night without a recipe and it didn’t turn out good. I am going to try your recipe however I can’t use coconut (daughter is allergic) I wonder how it would be with almond milk or regular milk?
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21 Heidi @ Food Doodles August 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Yes! Any kind of milk will work!

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22 Tiffany Tracy August 23, 2012 at 11:31 am

I came across your blog recently and I am an avid clean eater and I can not wait to try so many of your recipes! I tried this steel cut oat recipe last night and it was amazing.

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23 Holly orozco September 2, 2012 at 8:27 pm

If I would like to eat breakfast at 7am what time should I start this and would I cook on high or low? I’m sooo excited to try this!

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24 Amber September 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I am soo trying this recipe for tomorrow morning as a surprise — my children love oatmeal. It sounds quite tasty, AND I happened to have all the ingredients already, so in the crockpot it went. Looking forward to it– thanks!
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25 Amber September 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm

We tried it and it was a hit! Thanks! I’m pinning it now, as well as the no bake granola bars that I came to your site to see originally (haven’t tried the latter yet).
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26 Lisa September 10, 2012 at 10:08 am

Do you have to use full-fat milk?

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27 Beth Visconti September 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Do you know if you could substitute quinoa or wheatberries for the oats? My daughter seems to have an issue with oats.

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28 Diane October 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Sounds delish…however I’ve never used steel cut oats, only “regular” fast-cook oats. I assume that since they cook overnight that these would get too mushy (?). I guess I need to investigate steel cut oats. ;-)

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29 ANNE L. Texas November 7, 2012 at 7:36 am

made this Sunday night and have been eating it for breakfast all week. with a dollop of peanut butter on top it is sheer heaven! thx for the recipe

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30 Bonnie September 1, 2013 at 6:17 am

Is nutritional info available?

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31 louise September 1, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Just curious as to how many servings does this recipe yield?

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32 Carolyn Bogart September 2, 2013 at 4:06 pm

this looks WONDERFUL….I like flavor in my oatmeal and now it’s kind of cheating..having my pie for breakfast….thank you for sharing.

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33 Carolyn Bogart September 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm

This is APROX calories./nutrition. I used 7 servings as a baseline. So, I’m good for a warm breakfast that tastes like pie all winter long….

Ingredients: Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Sugar
Quaker Steel Cut Oats – Oatmeal, 2 cup (dry) 1,200 216 20 40 0 8 Ico_delete
Silk – Pure Coconut Milk, 1.5 cup 120 11 8 0 68 9 Ico_delete
Honey, 0.5 cup 515 140 0 1 7 139 Ico_delete
Vanilla extract, 1 tbsp 37 2 0 0 1 2 Ico_delete
Spices – Pumpkin pie spice, 1 tsp 6 1 0 0 1 0 Ico_delete
Spices – Pumpkin pie spice, 1 tbsp 19 4 1 0 3 0 Ico_delete
Libby’s – Canned Pumpkin, 1 cup 80 18 1 4 10 8 Ico_delete
Libby’s – Canned Pumpkin, 3/4 cup 60 14 1 3 8 6 Ico_delete
Add Ingredient
Total: 2,037 406 31 48 98 172
Per Serving: 291 58 4 7 14 25

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34 Kristen October 7, 2013 at 10:02 am

Have you tried this with the quick cook steel cut oats? I know that it won’t take as long to cook. I have the quick cook steel cut oats on hand. Thanks!~

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35 Heidi @ Food Doodles October 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm

No sorry, I haven’t tried using faster cooking steel cut oats. I did try this with rolled oats though and since they don’t need as much cooking they just turned to mush so I wouldn’t recommend it. You could always make this on the stove top with the quick cook oats if you want to do that. And if you do end up trying it you may need to adjust the amount of liquid too since they need less liquid to cook.

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36 betty October 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm

‘WOW’ this is awesome!!!!! just loved it. i’ll never eat s c oats any other way again.
i followed the recipe exactly and they turned out perfect. its only me so i froze in serving
size containers. no more skipping b-fast
thanks ever so much for sharing

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37 Kristen October 9, 2013 at 5:07 am

Thanks Heidi! I was actually impatient (Imagine that) and went ahead and tried the recipe with the quick cook steel cut oats. I made them on the stove. I followed the recipe exactly except for the oats. It turned out perfectly. It took approximately 30 minutes to cook. Great recipe.

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38 Heidi @ Food Doodles October 9, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Awesome Kristen! Thanks for letting me know! I’m so glad you enjoyed it :)

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39 janet October 16, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Can’t wait to try this! I make steel cut oats on the stove in big batches alot…but the pumpkin addition sounds amazingly scrumptious!!

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40 Melissa C. October 25, 2013 at 12:58 pm

This combination was amazing. The only addition I made was a vanilla bean pod that I removed in the morning. Sooo good!

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41 Sue October 27, 2013 at 8:36 am

I made this last week, and it was delicious! I added a tiny bit of brown sugar and heavy cream when I served it. This makes a huge amount of oatmeal, but it reheats well. We ate it all week. It is really important to use STEEL CUT OATS if you are going to use a slow cooker! Thanks for a super easy, nutritious, yummy recipe.

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