Warm and sweet, this coconut peach slow cooker steel cut oats is a super delicious way to start your day. Heck, this stuff is SO good guys, you could even have it for dessert!!! I have. Many times. 🙂
COCONUT PEACH SLOW COOKER STEEL CUT OATS
I am getting so tired of winter’s ugly face. Living up in Canada’s prairies, we’ve had our fair share of super cold days (hello polar vortex) and boatloads of snow. It seems like we’ve had winter for 3 years now.
So when that attitude of mine needs a bit of an adjustment, I’ll do one of two things. (Or, I do them both actually, just to save my sanity). I”ll make these steel cut oat breakfast, and I’ll hit up a nursery. PLANT nursery, that is.
Being around plants in a humid environment, smelling the soil and touching the leaves, gives me sweet memories of summer and a life with no snow in it, lol. Then, if I had started my day with this steel cut oat recipe, it’s like having a little taste of the tropics, to begin with! Now, maybe I should buy a heat lamp – I could sit in front of the heat lamp, close my eyes, and have breakfast, – that might even do a better job of transporting me to the islands!
Ingredients for these slow cooker steel cut oats:
- Steel Cut Oats (I have used both an organic and a non-organic kind in the past. Both are fine, but I personally believe the organic ones are better, hence no potential pesticides)
- Peaches (If you have access to fresh peaches at this time of year, go for it honey! If not, frozen-thawed, or canned and drained are just fine). Also, if you have access to fresh peaches, and you want to prepare them by taking the skin off them, I have a handy dandy tutorial on just how to do that.
- Coconut (use a shredded – not grated coconut here. Also, if you want to cut down on the sugar for this recipe, use a non-sweetened coconut. If you want to be super fancy, shred your own from a bought coconut!!)
- Brown sugar (leave out if you wish less sugar in the recipe. You could also use applesauce instead, using the exact same measurements)
- Coconut milk (use the kind in the carton here, not the can. The can is thicker and contains the cream. You want the more liquidy type here.)
- Cream (Oh yeah,.. the cream adds a luxurious taste to the coconut peach steel cut oats. If you are dairy free, add coconut cream!)
It’s as easy as throwing all these ingredients together in the slow cooker bowl and letting it do it’s magic! This crockpot oatmeal breakfast recipe is one that will nourish you and keep you going till lunch EASILY! Plus, it’s a great recipe to give to children because they typically love those flavors. (of course, as long as they have no nut allergies! ) Also, another great steel cut oat recipe I have is this Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats recipe, as well as this Crockpot strawberry steel cut oats recipe that kids love as well!
Alternative twists on the coconut peach part of these slow cooker steel cut oat recipe:
- – Apricot coconut
- – Apple walnut
- – Blueberry Peach
- – Bumbleberry (a combination of blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry)
- – Strawberry Rhubarb
- – the list goes on and on!
I hope you try starting your day off with a taste of the tropics by making these coconut peach slow cooker steel cut oats,. If you do, please let me know what you think of them! They such a great (and economical!) way to start your day! Thank you so much for stopping by The Salty Pot today!
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- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 2 cups peaches , fresh or canned, (drained and cut onto chunks)
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 cups coconut milk (use the type in the carton, not canned)
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream, (can substitute milk or half and half if you wish)
- 1/2 cup coconut, shredded, (sweetened)
- Line the slow cooker with parchment paper, or grease very well.
- Pour in the steel cut oats
- Slowly add the rest of the ingredients, give it a mix to incorporate everything.
- Cook on high for approximately 2 - 3 hours, or low for 4 - 5. *Depends on your slow cooker and how hot it runs on those setting. Also, cook longer if you like a much softer texture, but if you like a texture that is soft but somewhat chewy, then cook for a shorter amount of time.
- Upon serving, sprinkle a bit of shredded coconut on top, and drizzle some extra cream into the bowl.