Steel cut oats cook overnight with pumpkin, maple syrup and spices to create a healthy, make-ahead breakfast that will be waiting for you in the morning.
Slowly but surely, we are finally getting our back-to-school groove on. How are you doing? One thing that has really helped the early morning rush is having a healthy breakfast ready to go either in the freezer, refrigerator or simmering away in the slow cooker.
As the temps start to drop, I love sending my kids off to school with a warm, cozy bowl of steel cut oats (the oats of my childhood!) Inspired by my love of fall, this pumpkin spice oatmeal recipe is made with whole milk, steel cut oats, flax seed meal, maple syrup, pure pumpkin and spices.
To serve, top with your favorite chopped nuts, a sprinkling of brown sugar or any other toppings of your dreams. We love chia seeds, diced walnuts and extra nutmeg in our house. What are your favorite ingredients to stir into oatmeal or top before serving? I’d love to hear from you.
Your spoon is waiting.
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
- Place all ingredients in slow cooker and stir until well combined.
- Cook overnight on Low for 8 hours.
- In the morning, stir oatmeal with a fork to loosen the steel cut oats and make sure everything is fully incorporated.
- Serve warm with chopped nuts, fruit or additional maple syrup if you wish.
Disclosure: I am honored to be in a long term partnership with Bob’s Red Mill. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.
Photography by Alejandro Photography // Recipe by The Lemon Bowl
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