SLOW COOKER PUMPKIN CHIA STEEL CUT OATS

Thank you to Flavor the Moments for this recipe we love to share ! Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chia Steel Cut Oats are creamy steel cut oats packed with pumpkin, chia seeds, and plenty of pumpkin spice!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • Top with additional maple syrup, toasted pecans, chia seeds, chopped apple or chocolate chips, if desired

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Spray your slow cooker generously with cooking spray.  Place all ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or overnight.  Note: to prevent the edges from burning, place a large heat proof dish into the slow cooker and add all ingredients into the dish.  Fill the slow cooker with water around the dish until it’s 2 inches from the top of the dish.
  2. It’s normal to see chia seeds all over the top of the oats after cooking. Simply stir the oats well before serving, and serve with your choice of toppings. Enjoy!

RECIPE NOTES:

  • These oats are not sweet by any means because I love adding a drizzle of maple syrup over the top at serving time.  Add more sweetener if you like your oats on the sweeter side.
  • Store unused oats in an air tight container in the fridge.  Microwave or reheat on the stove top with additional milk and serve!