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a bowl of cinnamon roll slow cooker steel cut oats with cream cheese icing drizzled on top There's a cup of coffee next to the bowl and a portion of a second bowl of oats is in part of the shot. There's an antique spoon in the main bowl of cinnamon roll slow cooker oats and a linen towel sitting next to it on the left hand side.

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats

Slow cooker steel cut oats are the perfect overnight breakfast option, especially on cold winter nights. You'll wake up with a warm bowl of slow cooker steel cut oats ready to enjoy!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 271kcal
Author Jennifer Shreckengost


Steel Cut Oats

  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • ¼ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 5 Tbsp. powdered sugar


  • Spray the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all of the steel cut oat ingredients except for the brown sugar to the slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover with the lid and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours overnight. 
  • In the morning, remove the lid and stir the oats. Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top and let sit. 
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese frosting ingredients. Using a hand mixer, beat the ingredients on low until you have a creamy frosting. Add additional milk if the icing seems too thick. 
  • When ready to serve, hand pipe or drizzle the icing over each individual bowl of the slow cooker steel cut oats and serve immediately. 



Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1.8mg