Slow Cooker Spiced Oatmeal

This is a recipe by PumpUp member @dashdoze, an aspiring dietitian with a passion for healthy living. Find her blog here.

I don’t know about you, but for me preparing breakfast in the morning is too much effort! When I wake up I’m always feeling peckish and wish I could just snap my fingers and have my breakfast appear. Although I haven’t figured out how to master that trick yet, my trusty slow cooker is my life-saver for having my breakfast ready and waiting for me when I wake up.


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 tsp imitation vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (less or more if you prefer)
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (less or more if you prefer)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds


  1. If your slow cooker is not non-stick, spray now with cooking spray to cover the bottom of the pot.
  2. Add all the ingredients to your slow cooker.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Select your slow cooker setting and cook for 5 hours.
  5. In the morning, if any liquid remains, stir to combine. The longer the oatmeal sits, especially in a cold environment (fridge or freezer), the thicker it will become.
  6. Add toppings of your choice and enjoy! :)

Recommended toppings:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Dried fruit
  • Nuts (e.g. almonds, pistachios)
  • Seeds (e.g. sunflower, pepitas)
  • Chia seeds
  • Muesli
  • Cereal (e.g. puffed rice or corn)
  • Granola
  • Yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Nut butter (e.g. peanut butter or almond butter)
  • Natural sweetener (e.g. maple syrup, honey, agave, rice malt syrup)