Dairy Farmers of Canada

Slow Cooker Spiced Oatmeal

Tired of rushing every morning? Our Slow-Cooker Spiced Oatmeal is here to revolutionize your breakfast routine. Imagine this: a peaceful, easy prep the night before, and as dawn breaks, you awaken to the comforting, spicy scents wafting through your home. More than just a sensory delight, this oatmeal is a hearty, protein-rich start to your winter days, brimming with energy and warmth. Embrace a stress-free start, savouring each flavourful spoonful. Your mornings just got a whole lot brighter and tastier!

  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Cooking: 6 - 8hours
Yields 6
Slow Cooker Spiced Oatmeal


  • 100% Canadian butter (to coat the slow cooker)
  • 1 cup (250 ml) steel-cut oats
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 ml) water
  • 1 1/2 cups (380 ml) 100% Canadian milk
  • 1 cup (250 ml) pumpkin puree
  • 3 tbsp (90 ml) maple syrup
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
  • Approx 1 cup (250 ml) 100% Canadian Greek yogurt, to taste
  • Pecans, maple syrup, and fruit for serving (optional)
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Coat the slow cooker with butter.

Add all ingredients and mix well.

Cook on "low" for 6 to 8 hours.

When ready to eat, add Greek yogurt and stir well, as the oats tend to settle.

Serve with pecans, seasonal fruits, a bit of maple syrup... and enjoy.


If your slow cooker is programmable, cook for 7 hours then keep on "warm" until you're ready for breakfast.

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