Slow Cooker Maple Pear Walnut Cake Oatmeal – the Oatmeal that Starts Your Week Off Right

Slow Cooker Maple Pear Walnut Cake Oatmeal - the Oatmeal that Starts Your Week Off Right

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This one is a comforting bowl of fall all in one bowl. If you don’t have maple extract just use maple syrup as your sweetener to add that maple flavor. The maple really makes you think of the autumn leaves, the pear adds a little tart and a little sweet, and the walnuts add just the right amount of crunch.

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Slow Cooker Maple Pear Walnut Cake Oatmeal - the Oatmeal that Starts Your Week Off Right

Serves: 2 to 3

soy-free and gluten-free **This recipe uses a smaller slow cooker 1½ to 2 quarts
  • ½ cup (40g) steel-cut oats
  • 2 cup (500ml) Unsweetened So Delicious Coconut Milk (you can use any non-dairy milk or even water instead)
  • 1 pear, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract
  • sweetener of choice, to taste (I used 1 packet Nu Stevia)
  • Toppings:
  • ¼ cup (30g) walnuts, chopped
  • fresh grated nutmeg
  • drizzle of maple syrup (optional)
The night before:
  1. Spray your crock with some oil to help with clean up later. Add all the ingredients except the sweetener and toppings.
  2. Cook on low over night (7 to 9 hours).
In the morning:
  1. Stir your oatmeal well and add sweetener. It may seem watery at the top but if stirred it should be a more uniform consistency.
  2. Top with walnuts and a sprinkle of fresh grated nutmeg.



  1. Katharine in Brussels says

    This is in the mini slow cooker queue for tonight/tomorrow morning since our family has two pears That Really Need Using. It’s just the perfect amount to serve us two adults and our two preschoolers. The whole family loves hot oatmeal in the morning. Thanks!!!

  2. Katharine in Brussels says

    Hi Kathy, just restocked on oat groats today and this recipe is in the mini crock for tomorrow! It will make our morning a bit easier :) Once again we have pears that should go in, but my preschoolers find apples more familiar once cooked, so apples it is. It’s going to be delicious, and a warming treat since our radiators are not yet hooked up in our new house. Thanks!!

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