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Slow Cooker Overnight Pecan Pie Oatmeal Recipe

Slow Cooker Overnight Pecan Pie Oatmeal Recipe is a yummy, healthy, make-ahead breakfast that takes maple & brown sugar oatmeal up a few notches!

Overnight Slow Cooker Pecan Pie Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Overnight Pecan Pie Oatmeal

Poor oatmeal! It’s so often thought of as a boring breakfast. But it doesn’t have to be!

Oatmeal makes a great blank canvas for your favorite flavor combos. I really like to do desert-y flavors for my oatmeal. It’s a healthier way to indulge!

This Slow Cooker Overnight Pecan Pie Oatmeal takes the flavors of maple and brown sugar (think maple + brown sugar oatmeal x100) and pairs them with creamy, steel cut oats.

Add in crunchy pecans on top for some texture and crunch, and you have a yummy breakfast that you can prep the night before and enjoy in the am!

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Slow Cooker Overnight Pecan Pie Oatmeal
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Slow Cooker Overnight Pecan Pie Oatmeal Recipe

Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 c. steel cut oats
  • 3 3/4 c. water
  • 12 oz. can evaporated skim milk
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. maple flavor

Topping

  • Brown sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Grease slow cooker.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together oats, water, milk, brown sugar, and maple flavor.
  3. Pour into slow cooker (I used a 2 quart).
  4. Cover, and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. To serve, top with additional brown sugar, real maple syrup, and chopped pecans.

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Jen
    November 15, 2017 at 6:38 am

    What is the best way to store this and then reheat it?

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 15, 2017 at 8:43 am

      I store it (just the oatmeal) in a container in the fridge. I reheat it in the microwave with a little additional milk and then top it with the brown sugar and pecans.

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    Stan M.
    April 2, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Tried it today, and it was delicious. After the first few spoonful’s I added some pieces of sliced apple and some dried maraschino cherries; not necessary but I usually put these in my “regular” oatmeal

    • Reply
      Kate
      April 3, 2017 at 9:20 am

      Thank you! I had thought about adding apple to this oatmeal, too. Sounds like I’ll have to try that next time!

  • Reply
    Michelle
    March 17, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Can you use regular oats instead of steel cut oats?

    • Reply
      Kate
      March 17, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      No, regular oats won’t work. Since the oatmeal cooks for such a long time, regular oats break down more and will end up like mush.

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    Lisa
    January 4, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Just curious if so I milk or almond milk is able to be used in place of the evaporated milk. Have you ever tried it?

    • Reply
      Kate
      January 5, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      I have tried dairy milk in the crock pot but found that the long cooking time can cause it to separate or curdle. I’ve used evaporated milk and canned coconut milk without any issues. I’m currently working on an overnight oatmeal recipe that uses almond milk. Hope that helps! =)

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    Nancy T
    October 16, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    What is “maple flavor”? I have never seen or heard of it.

    • Reply
      Kate
      October 16, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      It’s concentrated maple flavor – like an extract. It’s sold with the extracts, and I’ve seen it called maple flavor, maple flavoring, maple extract, or mapleine. Hope that helps!

  • Reply
    Jean
    January 19, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I would be making this recipe just for myself. Will it be okay to cut the recipe in half? Would this reduce the cooking time? Would I be able to save the leftovers for the next day (or more?)

    • Reply
      Kate
      January 20, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      I would guess that you could cut the recipe in half. You’ll just want to use a smaller slow cooker so that your crock is at least half full. I’m not sure whether you would need to reduce the cooking time, but I do know that you can save the leftovers.

  • Reply
    Lori R.
    December 3, 2015 at 11:26 am

    How many servings does it make? Can recipe be doubled in a larger crockpot?

    • Reply
      Kate
      December 4, 2015 at 2:16 pm

      The servings are a little smaller with this, so approximately 10 servings. I haven’t tried doubling it, but I would guess that it would work! Good luck!

      • Reply
        Doug
        March 25, 2017 at 11:53 am

        I’m a little confused: 1 cup of oats makes 10 servings?

        • Reply
          Kate
          March 25, 2017 at 12:09 pm

          It doesn’t sound like much with just 1 cup of oats, but the oats absorb the liquid, and they end up filling most of my 2 quart slow cooker by the time that they’re finished cooking. I believe 1/2 cup of cooked steel cut oats is the recommended serving size, and that’s about what we go with.

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    Claude
    November 3, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Looks delicious! Could I put maple syrup instead of the maple flavour? If so, how much would you suggest?

    • Reply
      Kate
      November 4, 2015 at 8:40 am

      Thanks! You could, but maple flavor is very concentrated and packs a much bigger maple punch. I think if you want to skip the flavor, you’re better off just topping your oatmeal with some maple syrup at the end.

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