Overnight Slow Cooker/ Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats

Overnight Slow Cooker/ Instant Pot Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats

A perfect fall recipe for your slow cooker using pumpkin and healthy steel cut oats. Made without added sugars and cooked overnight so you can wake up to the fantastic smell of Pumpkin Pie in your kitchen, only without the guilt of eating pie for breakfast!

Yields: 4 servings ( 1 cup each)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3-1/2 cups water (almond or regular milk can be substituted)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling with added sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon,
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • optional: 1/2 cup honey or 2 teaspoons vanilla liquid stevia*
  • * Sweetener can be added during cooking or cook it without and each person can add their own sweetener of choice on top after cooking.

Directions:

  1. Spray the inside of your slow cooker or instant pot with cooking spray.
  2. Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker or instant pot and cook on low for 8 hours. Enjoy!
  3. Tip:  I have better luck with my Instant Pot rather than my  Slow Cooker  if I am cooking this overnight.  I turn my Instant Pot on “Slow Cooker” mode and manually put in 8 hours.  After 8 hours on low the Instant Pot will shut off or keep warm.  My slow cooker can over heat itself after 8 hours if left overnight I don’t notice the “burn” happening.