Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/3 cup (without toppings)

Calories: 131 • Total Fat: 1.4g • Total Carbohydrate: 25.8g (Fiber: 3g • Sugars: 14g) • Protein: 6g • (Vitamin A: 62%) • Calcium (8%) • Iron (6%)

Nutritional Highlights

Low Calorie • Low Fat •  Whole Grain • Gluten-Free Option • Promotes Healthy Eyes and Skin

Do you know what I hate? Cleaning the pot after making a big batch of oatmeal. No matter how fast I clean it, it always seems to stick to the sides like the most stubborn price tag on that perfect Christmas gift (side note: do they use super glue on those things?).  And if I decide to make it in the microwave instead, I may as well just say goodbye to ever having a clean microwave again.

I recently bought this mini slow-cooker from Target and absolutely love it! Not only is it perfect for small batches of crock-pot dinners but it’s also super easy to clean making it my new favorite kitchen gadget. With hesitation I decided to try it out with oatmeal, hopeful it would solve my cleaning dilemma. And guess what, it did! Not only was it the easiest oatmeal clean-up known to man, but it cooked the oats perfectly, making the creamiest, most satisfying, piping hot bowl of goodness for any morning!

To add a little more balance to your breakfast, add a 1/2 scoop of your favorite protein powder (such as Vega) to your bowl or eat it with a side of scrambled egg whites for some satisfying protein.


Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Servings: 5

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (depending on your taste)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 3 tbsp honey (or other liquid sweetener of choice)
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp non-fat milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: pumpkin seeds, pecans, cranberries, chia seeds, nut butter, sliced banana
METHOD
  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in your slow cooker.
  2. Add yogurt, egg white, pumpkin, honey, milk, and vanilla to a medium bowl and stir until combined.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to your slow cooker and stir until full incorporated with the oats.
  4. Cook on low for 1 1/2 – 2 hours or high for 1 hour.
  5. Serve with optional toppings of choice.
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