Slow cooker oatmeal recipes include Make-ahead Slow-cooker Maple Oatmeal, Overnight Oatmeal and Slow Cooker Quinoa Oatmeal with Apricots and Hazelnuts. The benefit of slow-cooking oatmeal overnight is that it is hot and ready to eat first thing in the morning, without having to do any additional preparation. Recipes for slow-cooking oatmeal typically involve simply combining the ingredients at night and leaving the cooker on a low setting for around 8 hours.
Make-ahead Slow-cooker Maple Oatmeal combines milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, oats, brown sugar and a little salt with nuts, dried berries and fresh fruits. Toasted coconut, candied walnuts and pecans and chocolate chips are also added. To prepare the oatmeal, the milk, syrup, cinnamon and salt are whisked together and the slow cooker sprayed with baking spray. The oats are then added, followed by the milk mixture and the slow cooker left on for up to 8 hours.
Overnight Oatmeal may be left for up to 9 hours and is a simpler recipe, combining oats, cranberries and dried figs.
Slow Cooker Quinoa Oatmeal with Apricots and Hazelnuts is another simple recipe, combining oats, quinoa, apricots and honey with vanilla extract, salt, water and hazelnuts to cook on low for up to 10 hours.