Slow Cooker Banana Hazelnut Torte Oatmeal

I love making oatmeal that remind me of  favorite desserts. This tastes like  a cake I had almost 20 years ago. (Or at least what it’s become in my mind.) The banana and chocolate go perfectly with the flavor of the hazelnuts.  This is a really simple oatmeal to throw together before you go to bed. You can toast the nuts the night before or in the morning.

I wouldn’t skip toasting the hazelnuts though, because I did and it wasn’t nearly as good. You can put them on a sheet pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Make sure not to forget about them, because nuts tend to burn quickly. I can’t count the amount of times I’ve spaced it, so I always set a timer. You can get fancy and rub the skins off the hazelnuts with a towel, but I say what’s a little more fiber in your diet?

If you really don’t want to deal with the nuts, leave out the chocolate and mix in about a tablespoon of Nutella instead. It’s not quite as healthy, but it will taste great!

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Slow Cooker Banana Hazelnut Torte 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
  • 2 cups Unsweetened So Delicious Coconut Milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons sweetener
    (I used agave)
  • For serving: chopped toasted hazelnuts and chopped vegan chocolate chips

The night before: Spray your crock with some oil to help with clean up later. Add oats, milk, and vanilla. 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.  Stir in sweetener and mashed banana.

Top each serving with hazelnuts, chopped chocolate chips and more sliced bananas if desired.

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

Comments

  1. I really like your ideas for oatmeal. I wish you success with your cookbook!

  2. YUMMO!!! I think I might add a splash of So Delicious Hazelnut flavored Coconut Milk Creamer, too!

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