Overnight Crockpot Cinnamon Strawberry Oatmeal

Overnight Crockpot Cinnamon Strawberry Oatmeal | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Winter’s back, and I’m genuinely annoyed. Instead of enjoying time grilling out on the deck, while admiring my newly planted flowers, I am hibernating inside of the house shivering, while my plants take shelter in our garage. I am truly looking forward to warmer days, brighter skies, and flowers safely blooming everywhere around me, but for right now, Winter has other plans.

Since Winter has so rudely made an unwelcome return, I think it’s only right that we do our best to get whatever little bit of joy we can out of it; hence this oatmeal. It’s warm, nourishing, and takes very little time to throw together, which means more time to spend snuggled underneath of a warm blanket escaping the arctic chill that insists on making its presence known.

The secret to this overnight crockpot oatmeal is placing all of the ingredients in a glass oven-safe bowl inside of a crockpot, and then adding water to the crockpot. You’re basically creating a water bath that will prevent the oatmeal from burning around its edges. Burnt oatmeal is never an enjoyable thing, and this secret technique is a simple solution to the problem.

This oatmeal isn’t overly sweet either, which means each person can doctor their bowl up exactly how they choose, with either additional brown sugar, maple syrup, or fresh sliced strawberries. The only downside to this oatmeal is that you’ll have to crawl out from underneath of your blanket to enjoy it.

Overnight Crockpot Cinnamon Strawberry Oatmeal | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Steel Cut Oatmeal
  • 2 Cups Strawberries, Diced
  • 3 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • Light Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup, or Fresh Sliced Strawberries (Optional)

Overnight Crockpot Cinnamon Strawberry Oatmeal | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Directions:

  1. Find a large oven-safe glass bowl that will fit inside of a crockpot.
  2. Combine the oatmeal, diced strawberries, milk, whipping cream, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and sea salt in the glass bowl.
  3. Place the bowl inside of the crockpot.
  4. Fill the crockpot with water an inch below the top of the glass bowl.
  5. Cook the oatmeal for 8 hours on low heat.
  6. Serve with additional brown sugar, maple syrup, or fresh sliced strawberries.

Overnight Crockpot Cinnamon Strawberry Oatmeal | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • This oatmeal will be very thick. If you prefer your oatmeal not as thick, add additional milk.
  • If reheating leftover oatmeal, you will need to add additional milk.
  • This oatmeal will serve 6 to 8 people.

Overnight Crockpot Cinnamon Strawberry Oatmeal | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Improvements:

  • Add 1/2-cup of unsweetened coconut to the oatmeal.
  • Serve topped with sliced bananas.
  • Add 1/2-cup of chopped nuts to the oatmeal.

Overnight Crockpot Cinnamon Strawberry Oatmeal

Overnight Crockpot Cinnamon Strawberry Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Steel Cut Oatmeal
  • 2 Cups Strawberries, Diced
  • 3 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • Light Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup, or Fresh Sliced Strawberries (Optional)

Directions:

  1. Find a large oven-safe glass bowl that will fit inside of a crockpot.
  2. Combine the oatmeal, diced strawberries, milk, whipping cream, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, and sea salt in the glass bowl.
  3. Place the bowl inside of the crockpot.
  4. Fill the crockpot with water an inch below the top of the glass bowl.
  5. Cook the oatmeal for 8 hours on low heat.
  6. Serve with additional brown sugar, maple syrup, or fresh sliced strawberries.
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  • Debbie Spivey

    Ok, I’m gonna have to break down and try this. Crock-pot outs are usually not my friend…

    • Colleen Delawder

      I really liked this one Debbie. It does make a lot of oatmeal though…and you have to add more liquid when reheating it the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th morning!!!

  • Yum! This looks so great. I’m so bad about eating breakfast but if I got up and this was waiting for me I know I would!

    • Colleen Delawder

      It’s great to have a lazy morning when you can wake up and breakfast is made for you…and the house smells amazing from it!!!

  • Mitzi Smith

    I love oatmeal and this recipe looks delicious!!

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Mitzi!

  • Elly Leavitt

    Ugh, winter is back where I live too! I was wearing dresses last week and had to wear two sweaters yesterday. Not happy. But this oatmeal looks delicious 🙂 x

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Elly…I’m waiting for the real Spring to arrive!!!

  • I have tried overnight oats before, but not in a crock pot, and not using steel cut oats. This looks delicious, and like something my kids would love! We eat oatmeal just about every day for breakfast, but it can get old after a while.

    • Colleen Delawder

      I accidentally bought steel cut oats by mistake for the second time, and had to find a way to use them. This seemed like the perfect recipe. Only 3/4 of a container to go!!!

  • Kari Guastella

    This looks delicious! I love all of the strawberry flavor!
    kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

    • Colleen Delawder

      Thanks Kari! I can’t wait for “real” strawberry season!

  • Liz Hagan

    This would not last long in my house, it looks so yummy. I think I found my next breakfast 🙂

    • Colleen Delawder

      I hope you give it a try Liz!