Cherry Almond Steel Cut Oats made in the Slow Cooker

I love the nutty and chewy texture of steel cut oats, just not how long it takes to cook. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have 30 minutes to stand in the kitchen stirring my oats in the morning. 

But tossing them in the slow cooker and letting it cook while I’m getting my beauty rest makes perfect sense to me! It feels so good waking up to a warm breakfast in the morning. These Cherry Almond Steel Cut Oats are so yummy, especially when cherries are so fresh and juicy like you can find them in the supermarket right now!

I love to make this recipe on the weekend and store the oats in ball jars for grab and go breakfast during the week! Easy as {cherry} pie. 

Cherry Almond Steel Cut Oats made in Slow Cooker
serves 4
1 cup steel cut oats
2 cups vanilla almond milk
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Toppings: almond butter, chia seeds, golden flax seeds, sliced almonds, fresh sliced cherries
Coat slow cooker with cooking spray or butter. Place all ingredients (except toppings) in slow cooker, cover, and cook on low heat for 8 hours.
Spoon warm oatmeal into 4 mason jars. Top with a spoonful of almond butter, chia seeds, golden flax seeds, sliced almonds, and sliced cherries. 
NOTE: Please don’t forget to coat the slow cooker with cooking spray! I’ve forgotten this little move one too many times and I’ve ended up with a sticky mess in the morning!

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