Enjoy an easy and healthy overnight breakfast recipe when you make Blueberry Crockpot Oatmeal. The whole family will love this slow-cooked oatmeal bursting with blueberries!
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Blueberry Crockpot Oatmeal Recipe
Here’s how you make breakfast easy—cook a big batch of overnight Blueberry Oatmeal in your Crockpot!
It’s so simple to throw all your ingredients into your slow cooker and wake up to hot, healthy blueberry oatmeal. It’s a great way to feed all the kids or a crowd. And hey, it helps you stay on track with your diet, too.
The kids love how the blueberries keep their shape and add a pop of sweet blueberry flavor. We all love how filling and delicious it is and how it tastes like baked oatmeal.
This Overnight Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole is also an excellent hands-off breakfast.
We love cooking with our crockpot. Here are some genius Crockpot Tips and Tricks you may not know.
Ingredients for Crockpot Blueberry Oatmeal
Making overnight oatmeal requires just a few simple ingredients you likely have in your pantry.
Milk – or substitute any non-dairy alternative like almond milk or coconut milk
Uncooked steel-cut oats – we also make this with old fashioned oats with good results.
Blueberries – fresh or frozen blueberries.
Brown sugar – or substitute maple syrup or other desired sweetener
Butter – cut into 5-6 pieces (optional)
Ground Cinnamon – just a hint
Vanilla Extract – to give it that fresh-baked flavor
Ground flaxseed – optional ingredient for added nutrition
Salt – just a dash to bring all the flavors together
Optional oatmeal garnishes: chopped nuts, shredded coconut, bananas, maple syrup, additional milk, or additional blueberries and butter.
To prevent sticking, you’ll may also need a non-stick spray or a crockpot liner.
HOW LONG TO COOK OATMEAL IN THE CROCKPOT
This recipe is somewhat forgiving, but cooking your crockpot oatmeal for 7-hours with steel-cut oats is optimal so that it doesn’t turn too mushy.
How To Make Oatmeal In Your Crockpot
Grab your ingredients and let’s make this recipe. It takes under 5-minutes to put it all in your slow-cooker.
Step 1 – PREP CROCK POT
Coat the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray or line it with a crockpot liner.
Step 2 – ADD INGREDIENTS
Add all of the ingredients except for your additional toppings to the slow cooker. Stir well and cover.
Step 3 – Cook
Cook on low for approximately 7 hours. Adjust time to your personal slow cooker if it cooks cooler or hotter.
Tip: If your slow cooker tends to run hot, you can also use the warm setting for cooking
Tips for Making Oatmeal In the Slow Cooker
- To make this recipe plain oatmeal, just omit the blueberries.
- You can use fresh or frozen blueberries. Dried blueberries also work, but decrease the amount to 1 cup.
- If you decrease the cooking time, you can use old fashioned oats in this recipe.
- We use a 6-quart slow cooker for the recipe.
- All slow cookers cook differently, so the suggested cooking time is a basic guideline and should always be tested first in your slow cooker and time adjusted as needed.
- Store any leftover blueberry oatmeal in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
- To reheat single servings: Put 1-cup cooked oatmeal in a microwave-proof bowl. Add 1/3 cup fat-free milk or milk alternative. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Continue cooking for another minute, or until hot.
Other Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Healthy Breakfast Sundaes – a fun, kid-friendly way to eat a healthy breakfast.
Easy Oatmeal Bars – our most popular recipe because it’s easy and nutritious.
Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal – up your breakfast game with the sweet combination of apples and cinnamon.
Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Cups – an easy recipe that works well for meal prep because these cups reheat so well.
Metabolism Boosting Blueberry Smoothie – a breakfast staple because it’s so simple and nutritious.
Chocolate Almond Smoothie – the satisfying combination of chocolate and almond that keeps you feeling full all morning.
Quinoa Frittatas – with added nutrition, these quinoa and egg bites are a wonderful make-ahead breakfast idea.
How To Make Crockpot Oatmeal Gluten-Free
To make this recipe gluten-free, make sure to use certified gluten-free oats.
To make your oatmeal recipe dairy-free, you can use all water or a dairy-free alternative like almond milk or coconut milk.
Can I Freeze Cooked Oatmeal?
Yes, you can freeze Slow Cooker Oatmeal and reheat it later, so this is definitely a helpful meal-prep recipe.
Just place your cooked oatmeal in airtight freezer storage containers, label, and date. To thaw, put in the refrigerator overnight, then reheat in the microwave in 1-minute increments in a microwave-safe dish.
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Blueberry Crock Pot Oatmeal
- 5-6-quart Crockpot
- Mixing spoon
- 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
- 1-1/2 cups fat-free or low fat milk (or substitute non-diary alternative like almond milk)
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or substitute maple syrup or other desired sweetener)
- 1-1/2 tablespoons butter (cut into 5-6 pieces (optional))
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed (optional)
- Optional garnishes: chopped nuts (shredded coconut, maple syrup, additional milk or butter)
- Coat inside of slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients (except optional toppings) to a slow cooker. Stir and cover.
- Cook on low for approx—7 hours (slow cooker times can vary).
- Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. Freezes well.
- To reheat single servings: Put 1-cup cooked oatmeal in a microwave-proof bowl. Add 1/3 cup fat-free milk. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Continue cooking for another minute, or until hot.
- To make this recipe plain oatmeal, omit the apples.
- You can use all water or some almond or coconut milk if you want to make this recipe dairy-free.
- To reheat single servings, put 1-cup cooked oatmeal in a microwave-safe bowl. Add 1/3 cup milk. Then, microwave on high for 1-minute; stir. Continue heating for another minute, or until the desired temperature.