Slow Cooker Vanilla Maple Oatmeal

Serves 4


1 cup dry steel cut oats

2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

2 cups water

1 vanilla bean pod, seeds scraped

2 tablespoons grade A maple syrup

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Sea salt to taste

2 tablespoons ground flaxseed

Additional Topping Ideas!

Banana, Blueberries, other fruit

Shaved almonds, peanut butter, walnuts

Greek yogurt

Shaved chocolate


  1. Grease the inside of your slow cooker with coconut oil or a teaspoon of butter.
  2. Pour milk and water into slow cooker, along with the steel cut oats. Scrape the vanilla bean pod beans with a knife, and discard the pods. Add in maple syrup, sea salt, cinnamon and flax.
  3. Turn slow cooker on low, and cook for 8 hours, or overnight. Wake up to a house smelling of maple goodness! Separate into bowls, top with desired toppings, and enjoy.

Recipe slightly adapted from

Katie Taylor

About Katie Taylor

A Spanish translator by day, Katie Taylor finds creativity in the kitchen relaxing. Her passion is finding new recipes that are outside the box, fresh and seasonally grown. She is an avid runner, loves to travel and hopes to someday qualify for the Boston Marathon.

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