Steel Cut Oats for Breakfast


altUsing the slow cooker to make steel cut oats is one of my new favourite methods for getting breakfast on the table.

I simply make one big batch on Sunday night and keep it in a loaf pan in the refrigerator for the rest of the week, which makes it a quick and easy option on the weekdays. This way I can quickly cut out an individual slice, reheat it and then finish it off with any fresh topping of my choosing.  Is there anything easier than that?


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups
  • 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry jam, if desired
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries


Combine the oats, water, milk, cinnamon, sugar and strawberry jam in the slow cooker and cook it on low heat for eight hours. Once it is finished cooking, scoop a portion of it into a fresh bowl and top it with fresh berries. Then scoop the rest into a 9×5 loaf pan and store it covered in the fridge until the next meal.

Sackcloth background texture from Andrew Kelsall