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5 Slow Cooker Oatmeal Porridge Recipes for Cold Weather Mornings

These slow cooker oatmeal recipes are as easy as they are tasty! Breakfast becomes almost effortless when your crockpot makes the meal for you. Fill your home with a delicious aroma of homemade cooking without needing to stand by in the kitchen – what a great way to wake up and start the day.

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Meal Prep Easy Comfort Food in the Morning

For many, oatmeal is the ultimate comfort cereal in the morning. What better time to enjoy it once the weather turns cold?

These recipes are perfect fall or winter breakfast ideas that will make the house smell so nice. Waking up to a hot breakfast, ready as soon as you roll out of bed, is a very welcome experience.

Transitioning from summer to fall can be hard sometimes, but with these recipes and favorite fall coffee drinks, you’re sure to adapt.

Meal prep your slow cooker oatmeal the night before and serve hot in the morning. It’s so easy! Slow cooking is an essential strategy in my meal prep. I wouldn’t want to cook so much with out this method.

Save breakfast leftovers in the fridge, packed in single-serve containers. Then you can grab one each day during the week to grab quickly throughout the week.

Reheat the pre-made porridge with a splash of milk or water over medium heat in a small saucepan. Chow down, and you’re done!

This is a very suitable alternative for cold cereal that doesn’t take any special skills to make, a lot of prep time, or attention. There is a minimal number of ingredients too. I know you can do it!

How to Make Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Skip the mess in the morning and scoop your hot breakfast straight from the slow cooker!

Crockpot oatmeal is so easy; even children can make it. Many younger ones are also able to reheat leftovers and serve themselves. What a great way to foster independence in the kitchen as well as a sense of self-responsibility.

What you need:

Use these ingredients as a base for homemade oatmeal.

Once the meal finishes cooking, mix and match dried fruitnutsshredded coconut, as a garnish on top.

Then, stirring a generous spoon of peanut butter or other nut butter doesn’t hurt either!

If you want to highlight the best fall flavors, dust the top of your breakfast bowl with ground nutmeg or allspice. YUM!

You can crank out so many variations from the same basic recipe over and over again.

Add these recipes to your meal plan app and stay on track with your planning!

Easy Crockpot Oatmeal Recipes

Enjoy these healthy homemade breakfasts that are completely free of preservatives, artificial flavor, and food color. Porridge recipes are so nice on cold weather mornings! Plus, what’s easier than cooking breakfast while you sleep?

A bowl of maple cinnamon oatmeal with a spoon.
Slow Cooker Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal
In case the falling leaves and chilly mornings didn’t tip you off to the change of season, the luscious combination of maple and cinnamon in your morning oatmeal sure will!
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Slow cooker porridge garnished with raspberries, blueberries and sliced almonds.
Slow Cooker Porridge
Once this porridge finishes cooking, you can customize it however you need. It’s easy to adapt for picky eaters by garnishing the top with any of their favorite dried nuts, seeds, or fruit. Plain is also yummy!
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A bowl of banana coconut oatmeal next to a spoon.
Slow Cooker Banana Coconut Oatmeal
Cook a hearty, stick to your ribs, kind of breakfast while you sleep. With flavors that never fail, banana and cinnamon infuse every bite!
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A bowl of butternut squash oatmeal with wooden spoon.
Crockpot Butternut Squash Oatmeal
Take advantage of squash season by picking up a nice butternut squash from your farmer’s market and adding it to your oatmeal. This oatmeal is everything you already know and love, plus a fun fall twist.
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Apple oatmeal in a blue bowl next to a spoon.
Slow Cooker Apple Oatmeal
Simmering the apples in apple juice, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon leaves you with a super delicious breakfast the following day. It’s worth jumping out of bed for!
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More Easy Breakfast Ideas for Fall


Sunday 4th of December 2022

It was so hard to choose which one I wanted to try.. but Maple Cinnamon won out. I could eat this every single morning. It is so perfect for the now cold mornings.

Jessica Haggard

Monday 5th of December 2022

Can't go wrong with maple cinnamon!


Sunday 4th of December 2022

Oatmeal is one of my kiddos favorite breakfasts and I'm always looking for new variations. This list is just great, we can't wait to make them all!

Jessica Haggard

Monday 5th of December 2022

Hope you enjoy them all as much as I do...please bookmark the page to come back again!


Friday 2nd of December 2022

Thank you for all these delicious oatmeal ideas! I love having oatmeal for breakfast and going to try your versions ;)


Friday 2nd of December 2022

I never thought of making it in the slow cooker but this looks absolutely delicious and comforting :D

Jessica Haggard

Monday 5th of December 2022

Yes, it's such an easy way to do it!


Friday 2nd of December 2022

It's hard to beat slow cooker oatmeal for breakfast! I love all of these flavors and can't wait to make more next week. So cozy and delicious!