Slow-Cooked Steel Cut Oatmeal

The Physicians Committee

Slow-Cooked Steel Cut Oatmeal

slow cooked oatmeal

Makes 15 to 20 one-half cup servings


  • Slow-cooker Crock-Pot (optional: timer for Crock-Pot)
  • Measuring cups
  • Serving spoon


  • 2 1/2 cups steel cut oats
  • 11 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/4 cups dried fruit, chopped into bite-sized pieces as needed, e.g., apricots, raisins, dates, prunes (serves to lightly sweeten the oatmeal)


  • Add all ingredients to the Crock-Pot.
  • Cook for 6 1/4 hours on LOW (be careful to not overcook).
  • Stir and scrape down the sides towards the end of the cook time.

Note: Ratio of water to steel cut oats is 4 1/2 cups water for every 1 cup of oats.

Recipe adapted from