Our Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal Recipe: High in Protein, Gluten free, and Easy

overnight crockpot oatmeal recipe

Overnight crockpot oatmeal recipe, anyone? It’s a snap, and your family will love it. Put it on tonight before you go to bed and you’ll wake up to a ready, hot bowl of oatmeal tomorrow morning. We like to make oatmeal once a week in our house. Since our oldest son was diagnosed with celiac several years ago, we have to buy special gluten free certified oats. If you’re not gluten free, any oats will do.

overnight crockpot oatmeal with apples and cinnamon
Oatmeal with apples and cinnamon.

Of course oats in general are all gluten free. It’s just that most oats are grown in fields that also grow wheat, and they are harvested on shared equipment too.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. For a small percentage of the population it causes very severe digestive problems. If you are curious and you’d like to read our son’s celiac story, check it out.

There is a lot of controversy on the use of oats in a gluten-free diet, but several new studies have proved that as long as the oats are Elisa batch tested and are certifiably free from cross-contamination they are perfectly fine for celiacs.

Today there are several companies offering gluten-free oats in both Canada and the States.

If you are cooking for someone who’s gluten intolerant, do check out whether or not your local grocer would be willing to carry one or more brands for you.

This overnight crockpot oatmeal recipe is great for a busy weeknight.

In the morning after we’ve eaten our overnight crockpot oatmeal I usually steep the crockpot in hot soapy water. It’s an easy clean up later on in the day.

Making it is simple.

Just dump all the ingredients for this overnight crockpot oatmeal recipe into a 2 quart slow cooker just before you go to bed; set it on low and in the morning your breakfast is ready.

This is the favorite breakfast dish in our house.

Our version is also naturally corn-free, soy-free, and dairy-free, for folks with food allergies or those wanting to avoid GMOs.

Ingredients for Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal:

2 cups Gluten free Rolled Oats. (We like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten free Oats. But check out our Safe-Products list for additional brands.)

1/4 cup of amaranth flour (in lieu of using milk or rice milk in the mix.)

5 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup honey

2 small apples, cored, peeled, diced (optional)

1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional, great with apples)


Directions for Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal:

Place all ingredients for your overnight crockpot oatmeal into a 2 quart slow cooker. Stir. Set to low. Cook overnight (6-8 hours). In the morning it is delicious, thick, soft, yummy! Makes 4-6 servings easily, more if you are feeding little people. You can actually save and reheat leftovers but they are not as good. I generally leave the pot on all morning long and the kids will eat seconds couple hours later. You can make it with different fruit, added nuts, raisins, more honey, less honey, whatever you’d like.

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