Slow cooker maple cinnamon oatmeal

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 7 hours Total Time 7 hours 5 minutes
Serves 6     adjust servings

Slow cooker maple cinnamon oatmeal is prepped the night before and ready in the morning!


  • 1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 cups milk (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


In a small bowl, mix the oats, cinnamon and salt together until well combined. Add to the insert of your slow cooker.

In the same bowl, mix the milk, maple syrup and vanilla until well combined. Pour over the oats in the slow cooker.

Cook on low for 7-8 hours.

In the morning, stir well and serve with any desired toppings!

Recipe Notes

You can use most any kind of milk. I’ve tried it with skim, 2% and soy milk.

You do need to use steel cut oats for this recipe as they are heartier and can withstand the long cooking time.

Topping ideas: extra cinnamon, extra maple syrup, fresh fruit (sliced bananas are especially delicious here!), a dollop of peanut or almond butter or a sprinkling of chocolate chips or cocoa nibs.

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