Slow Cooker Vegan Elvis Oatmeal – The ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Vegan Elvis Oatmeal - The 'Don't Be Cruel' Oatmeal

Welcome to day 5 of love your oatmeal week! I thought since it’s Friday I need to shake things up a little and make something slightly wacky and unexpected.  If Elvis had been a vegan this is how he would have started the day. This is a play on his favorite sandwich – a grilled peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich. It’s creamy, sweet, peanutty, and has a touch of smokiness and salt. Not bad for an end of the week breakfast.

There are tons of vegan bacon you can use. I used Frontier’s Organic Bac’uns. They are relatively low in salt ( 1 tablespoon has about 120 mg). If you don’t have anything like this on hand, or just want to make your soy-free, you can use a pinch of smoked salt instead, or even a few drops liquid smoke and a pinch of salt.

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Try to listen to Elvis on Pandora while your eating it. Later, you can do the Friday dance in your blue suede shoes. Happy Friday!

Slow Cooker Vegan Elvis Oatmeal

Serves: 2 to 3

**This recipe uses a smaller slow cooker that's 1½ to 2 quarts
  • ½ cup steel-cut oats
  • 2 cups Unsweetened So Delicious Coconut Milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • (the riper it is the less extra sweetener you'll need to use)
  • 2 tablespoons all natural peanut butter
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons sweetener (I used agave)
  • For serving: crispy vegan bacon bits
The night before:
  1. Spray your crock with some oil to help with clean up later.
  2. Add oats and So Delicious Coconut Milk.
  3. Cook on low over night (7 to 9 hours).
In the morning:
  1. Stir your oatmeal well. It may seem watery at the top but if stirred it should become a more uniform consistency.
  2. In a separate bowl mash the banana, peanut butter, and agave together until a paste is formed. Mix this in with the oatmeal.
  3. Stir in agave or other sweetener. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon vegan bacon bits depending on how much salty you like with your sweet..


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    • Kathy Hester (geekypoet) says

      A little dipper is 16 ounces or 1/2 quart usually. If this is the size of yours try making half the recipe. It should at least work for 1 serving.

  1. cindy says

    I love your recipes made the gingerbread oatmeal last night, will put this together tonight. Thank you for the great post. Cindy

    • Tom From Texas says

      Steel Oats is also called Irish Oats. I usually can find it in breakfast food section. You can also buy in bulk at places like Sprouts or Henry’s.

  2. Rebecca Bailey says

    All the oatmeal recipes for the slow cooker call for “steel cut oats”, but I don’t know what that is or where to find it. Will any other oats do? Thanks for your help.

    • Kathy Hester says

      I’m not sure where you are, but you can get steel cut oats online at, amazon and other places as well.

      It’s an oat groat that’s cut into 2 -3 pieces and takes longer to cook. That’s why I use them in my overnight oatmeal recipes.

      Rolled oats cook much faster and will burn if you use them int he recipe as is. You can search the web for slow cooker recipes that use them – they will require more liquid and possibly a shorter cooking time.

      I hope this helps!

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