Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal

Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal, Hearty steel-cut oats cooked overnight, with pumpkin puree and warm Autumn spices. Hello Fall!   

Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal - Veggies First Then Dessert #PumpkinWeek

Love oatmeal? Then you're going to want to try this one! Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal cooks up rich and creamy, and is full of pumpkin, maple, and Fall spiced flavors.

And it couldn't be easier to make! Just stir the ingredients together the night before, set your crockpot to low, and in the morning you’ll wake up to the delightful scent of warm cinnamon and pumpkin floating through your home.

Veggies First Then Dessert - Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal #PumpkinWeek

If you've never tried steel cut oats then you're in for a treat. Unlike instant and even old-fashioned oats, which are pulverized so they can cook quicker, steel cut oats are left more whole, allowing them to retain more of their flavor and texture. They have a delightfully nutty flavor and chewy texture, and are more filling too.

Now it does take longer to cook steel cut oats, 30 minutes on the stove-top. But that problem is solved using a crockpot! This oatmeal is positively packed with pumpkin flavor, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. It's the perfect breakfast to warm you up on those chilly Fall mornings.

Veggies First Then Dessert: Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal #PumpkinWeek

This is my second recipe for #PumpkinWeek. Don't forget to check out all of the other delicious pumpkin recipes down below, and make sure to follow the #PumpkinWeek tag on social media, so you don't miss any of them!

Don't miss my other Pumpkin Week recipes! Easy Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones.

Printable recipe

Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal 


Cooking spray or olive oil
1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats (NOT old-fashioned or quick cooking)
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie mix)
4 cups water
2 cups cashew milk (any non-dairy milk can be substituted)
1/3 cup maple syrup (get the real stuff, it really makes a difference in the taste)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Serving suggestions: cashew milk, maple syrup, pecans/walnuts, dried cranberries/raisins, chocolate chips, or diced apples.


Spray or grease bottom and sides of crockpot.
Place oats, pumpkin puree, water, milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt into a 4 - 6 quart crockpot. Stir until well combined.
Cover and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours, or HIGH for 3-4 hours. Remove cover and stir to evenly combine the ingredients. Enjoy warm with desired toppings.


  • Oatmeal can be refrigerated for 4-5 days, or frozen for up to 2 months. (perfect for advanced meal-prep!) To Store: Place in an air tight container and place in the refrigerator. To Freeze: Place in an air tight, freezer safe container and freeze. To Reheat: Top oatmeal with a few tablespoons of water or milk, then warm in the microwave or in a small saucepan until hot. If the oatmeal is frozen, let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.
  • Be generous with the nonstick spray, steel cut oats like to stick.
  • I have never had an issue with the oatmeal burning in my slow cooker. However, each slow cooker is different and some cook hotter than others. Stir oatmeal at the halfway mark, and again 30 minutes before the stated cooking time ends. If oatmeal seems to be sticking to the bottom of the crockpot, reduce heat and/or cooking time, and adjust accordingly when cooking future batches of oatmeal.

Pumpkin season is here, and we are celebrating our love of pumpkin with #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. All week-long 26 bloggers will be sharing over 80 pumpkin-filled recipes for all your Autumn celebrations, including breakfasts, baked goods, savory pumpkin recipes, desserts, and drinks.

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't made crockpot oatmeal in a few years. I need to remedy that and make this recipe. Yum!


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