Slow Cooker Strawberry Orange Mint Oatmeal

I don’t know about where you are, but we can finally get local strawberries here in NC. I love them in everything from smoothies to salads and, of course, oatmeal.

If you are using frozen or not-so-ripe strawberries you may need to add a little extra sweetener. But if you’re lucky they’ll be so sweet that you may need no sweetener at all!

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Slow Cooker Strawberry Orange Mint Oatmeal

2 to 3 servings

**This recipe uses a smaller slow cooker that’s 1 1/2 to 2 quarts

  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons sweetener
    (I used agave)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint, chopped (I used orange mint in the oatmeal, but garnished it with pineapple mint.)

The night before: Spray your crock with some oil to help with clean up later. Add everything except sweetener, orange zest and mint. Cook on low over night (7 to 9 hours).

In the morning: Stir your oatmeal well. It may seem watery at the top but if stirred it should become a more uniform consistency.  The berries will have floated to the top of the crock. Just smash them a little with the spoon while you’re mixing the pot to incorporate them into the mix. Stir in sweetener, orange zest and mint.

**(See Page Link on Menu Bar to get to Slow Cooker Oatmeal FAQS)

Comments

  1. This looks so yummy. I just took my kids on a strawberry tour at our local organic farm on Sunday…we got to pick our own berries and could eat as many as we wanted while in the fields…amazing!

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