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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe
September 6, 2015 | Home >Toddlers > Childhood Obesity > Best Recipes > Menu Ideas > Teen > Farm to Table > In the News >Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe

I am the ultimate early bird. I enjoy waking up with the sun. I enjoy the quiet of the early morning hours. I enjoy slowly cooking breakfast for my family while they sleep snug in their beds while I leisurely sip a freshly brewed cup of coffee. This, guys, is my bliss. However, I am often reminded by my not-so-early-bird friends that this is not everyone’s bliss. On hectic work/school mornings, some people are barely awake enough to coordinate pouring coffee into their favorite mugs, much less awake enough to figure out a hot healthy breakfast to fuel their family for the busy day ahead. For those people, worry not! There is a way to get a delicious, nourishing breakfast ready on those “active” mornings while still hitting your snooze button a few extra times. Allow me to introduce you to slow cooker pumpkin pie oatmeal.Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe. Tastes amazing and cooks itself overnight. Best breakfast to wake up to! www.superhealthykids.com

Slow cookers are often renowned for cooking pot roasts or beef stews to perfection. But my favorite kitchen appliance (sorry dishwasher) is also capable of making a delicious oatmeal while you are busy catching Z’s. Just pour the ingredients into your slow cooker before you head to bed, give it a stir, turn it on, and in the morning, you will wake to a healthy hot breakfast that is ready and waiting to be gobbled up by your hungry crew.Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe. Tastes amazing and cooks itself overnight. Best breakfast to wake up to! www.superhealthykids.com

Pumpkin just might be the unofficial flavor of fall (and what a wonderful flavor it is). With fall creeping in (yay!), it only seemed appropriate to give this hearty breakfast an autumn twist. Plus, pumpkins are wonderful things to sneak into your diet wherever you can. Those beautiful seasonal fruits are rich in fiber, beta-carotene, and vitamins A and C. Combine the beautiful orange pulp of a pumpkin with a little nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and natural sweetener, and you have a healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert.

This Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe makes a pretty hefty batch, perfect for feeding a crowd (Thanksgiving morning, perhaps) or for making ahead and storing in individual containers in the fridge for quick breakfasts on the go. It even freezes nicely so that you can cook once and enjoy at your leisure for weeks to come.Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe. Tastes amazing and cooks itself overnight. Best breakfast to wake up to! www.superhealthykids.com

Are you ready? Of course you are! Let’s get (slow) cooking!

Note: I used a 6-quart slow cooker when making this recipe. If your slow cooker is smaller, make a half batch to prevent overflow while cooking. 

Taesha is a mother and teacher with a passion for healthy living. Through her site, The Natural Nurturer, Taesha aims to inspire parents and caregivers with ideas and easy wholesome recipes that are family friendly.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Recipe
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon – coconut oil
  • 4 cup – water
  • 2 cup – steel cut oats
  • 1 cup – coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cup – pumpkin, canned
  • 1/3 cup – maple syrup, pure
  • 1 tablespoon – cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon – ginger, ground
  • 1 teaspoon – nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon – vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon – sea salt

Directions

  1. Using a pastry brush, coat the inside of the slow cooker with the melted coconut oil to help prevent the ingredients from sticking during the cooking process.
  2. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker, stirring to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Once done cooking, the oatmeal may look liquidy. This is normal. Give the the finished oatmeal a good stir before serving hot. Store leftovers in fridge for about a week or in freezer for a month.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 317 16%
  • Fat: 17 g 26%
  • Carb: 37 g 12%
  • Fiber: 6 g 24%
  • Protein: 2 g 4%
  • Sugar: 20 g
written by
Taesha Butler

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Comments(6)
Viktorija says:

Hi. This looks delicious, too bad i don’t have a slow cooker :-/ . By any chance you have a stove top version :-)?!

You can absolutely make this oatmeal recipe on the stove top! I would suggest the following modifications:
1. Combine the coconut milk and water in a large sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
2. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot (except the coconut oil, which can be omitted from the recipe entirely if cooking on the stove top), lower heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Hope that helps! Enjoy!

You can absolutely make this oatmeal recipe on the stove top! I would suggest the following modifications:
1. Combine the coconut milk and water in a large sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
2. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot (except the coconut oil, which can be omitted from the recipe entirely if cooking on the stove top), lower heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Hope that helps! Enjoy!

This looks delicious! I make something similar and the kids and I love it! 🙂

Suzanne says:

I have a quick question…..this looks fabulous and my kids would eat it……but is it the canned coconut milk you are adding or is it the refrigerated coconut milk that is liquid? Thanks soooo much 🙂

Sonia L says:

It’s really bland, am I missing something?

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