Fall is in the air and what better way to indulge in the flavors than with this Slow Cooker Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats? Creamy, spiced and delicious, these are the perfect start to your day!
You guy’s, its mid August and you know what that means!! PUMPKIN! Yes, we bust out the pumpkin recipes this month, why? Because we can! No just kidding, we do it because by the time people are wanting to search for pumpkin we will already have plenty of new stuff out there for people to find! And I’m starting this years pumpkin season off with this addicting breakfast of Slow Cooker Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats!
I love breakfasts where I don’t really have to do much work. If I can just dump something in a bowl or a pan and I’m good to go then those are pretty much the ones that I love to stick with! At the beginning of the year my resolution for the blog was to bring you guys some more breakfast recipes since I wasn’t the biggest breakfast person of all time the way it is and these Slow Cooker Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats are the perfect addition to the list!
If you don’t work with steel cut outs often or if you’ve never heard of them you’re missing out! Although they usually take a bit longer to cook then instant, rolled or old fashioned they have a richer nuttier flavor and the texture and size are much smaller. We love to use them in our oatmeals which they are traditionally used for. So for this pumpkin version it was amazing, no doubt!
My secret ingredient for this delicious oatmeal was using Rodelle brand Pumpkin Spice extract! It added that little extra kick of pumpkin that it needed for sure! If you don’t have pumpkin spice extract on hand you absolutely to get yourself some! It is such a nice thing to have on hand for fall baking!
If you didn’t already know, I’m a brand ambassador for Rodelle, an amazing close knit company that really values quality! I recently within the last month got to visit their facility in Fort Collins, Colorado when we visited there while on vacation! I am so happy we made the trip and were able to fit it into our schedule because getting a real behind the scenes look at how the products are made was eye opening and 100% amazing!
So thanks to Rodelle, I can make amazing delicious treats for you guys just like this Slow Cooker Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats! Even your picky eater kids will love this! I’m lucky to have kids that love pumpkin as much as I do so this literally didn’t last long at all!
Sprinkle with some brown sugar and chopped pecans and it really takes it over the top. I love the added pecans for a little bit more texture and crunch and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar really give it a nice sweet rich flavor!
So if you’re debating on what you want to make those cool fall mornings, then these Slow Cooker Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats are exactly what you need!
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats
- 1 1/2 cup steel cut oats
- 5 cups water
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice extract
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
- Chopped pecans
- Extra brown sugar
- Combine your oats, water, milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, syrup, extracts and salt into a crock pot and stir until combined.
- Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
- Remove lid and stir.
- Serve with chopped pecans and brown sugar.