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Crockpot Steel Cut Oats & Bulgur Recipe

Crockpot Steel Cut Oats & Bulgur is like waking up to a warm cinnamon hug. It’s great as is or with fruit, nuts, and a drizzle of milk or cream. It makes several servings and freezes well.

A yellow dish filled with Steel-cut Oats and Bulgar that\'s topped with warm milk, cinnamon, fresh peaches, and nuts. Fresh sliced peaches sit to the side.When the weather gets cooler, I replace my yogurt breakfasts with oatmeal. I love the stuff and have cooked it on the stove-top, baked it, and now here is a Crockpot Steel Cut Oats & Bulgur Recipe.

A yellow dish filled with Steel-cut Oats and Bulgar that\'s topped with warm milk, cinnamon, fresh peaches, and nuts. Fresh sliced peaches sit to the side. A jar of milk and a second dish sits in the background.When I was young(er), I would often stay overnight with my grandmother. We would snuggle and talk about what we would fix for breakfast. My wish was always the same, oatmeal! She used the old-fashioned rolled oats that I still love, but I really like the steel cut oats. They can take a little longer to cook unless you let them cook while you sleep!

A yellow dish filled with Steel-cut Oats and Bulgar that\'s topped with warm milk, cinnamon, fresh peaches, and nuts. Fresh sliced peaches sit to the side. A jar of milk and a second dish sits in the background.I recently saw a recipe using oats and quinoa in a hot porridge, and that got me thinking that my beloved steel cut oats would go deliciously with bulgur. I love bulgur because it has a natural sweetness with a hint of cinnamon.Top-down view of a yellow dish filled with Steel-cut Oats and Bulgar that\'s topped with warm milk, cinnamon, fresh peaches, and nuts. Fresh sliced peaches sit to the side. I flavored the steel cut oats & bulgur with cinnamon, vanilla, and honey and threw it all in the crockpot and let it cook while I snoozed. Waking up to the smell of warm cinnamon had my tummy growling in no time. It was so smooth and creamy, and it thickened up as it cooled. I topped it with peaches and sliced almonds and a drizzle of almond milk. You could add another drizzle of honey but I didn’t need it.

A yellow dish filled with Steel-cut Oats and Bulgar that\'s topped with warm milk, cinnamon, fresh peaches, and nuts. Fresh sliced peaches sit to the side. A jar of milk and a second dish sits in the background.This is a perfectly easy and delicious way to start your day or to give the kiddos a good breakfast before they take off for school. If bulgur isn’t in your pantry, you can use all steel cut oats. Another thing that I recommend it to snuggle with those you love. It makes great memories for you and them.

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A yellow dish filled with Steel-cut Oats and Bulgar that's topped with warm milk, cinnamon, fresh peaches, and nuts. Fresh sliced peaches sit to the side.
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Crockpot Steel Cut Oats & Bulgur Recipe

Crockpot Steel Cut Oats & Bulgur is like waking up to a warm cinnamon hug. It's great as is or with fruit, nuts, and a drizzle of milk or cream. It makes several servings and freezes well.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 15 mins
Servings 8
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup bulgur I use coarse #3
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups almond milk any milk or water will work
  • 2 tsp unrefined coconut oil or butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Spray the bowl of a crockpot with nonstick cooking spray or use a crockpot liner.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a crockpot and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
  • Turn off the heat and stir until smooth. Allow to cool uncovered 15 minutes stirring occasionally. It will thicken as it cools.
  • Serve with desired toppings such as fresh or dried fruit, nuts, and milk or cream.
  • Store in covered containers in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1.4mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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I store individual servings in the refrigerator and the freezer. It heats up nicely in the microwave or on top of the stove with a bit of milk to thin it out.

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A yellow dish filled with Steel-cut Oats and Bulgar that\'s topped with warm milk, cinnamon, fresh peaches, and nuts. Fresh sliced peaches sit to the side.
Recipe Rating




Viv

Tuesday 9th of March 2021

This is SO delicious! I’m eating it right now. The only change I made was to halve the honey—it’s gently sweetened. I topped it with coconut milk, walnuts, sliced apples, and a bit more cinnamon. Thank you!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

That sounds like a delicious variation Viv! I really love eating bulgur this way. It's naturally sweet, and with your coconut milk would be amazing.

Mike

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

Makes for a great, healthy breakfast

pattisj

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

Mmmmm! Fall is sounding better all the time.

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 28th of September 2016

I agree Patti! I went kicking and screaming into fall but now I guess my taste buds are ready. I have to admit it's so much easier to get my good walk in being cool too.

Debbie

Tuesday 20th of September 2016

I've never gotten crock-pot oats to work. Gonna have to try again with your recipe!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 20th of September 2016

This one was so easy Debbie. Have you tried the steel cut? I don't think I would want to try the old fashioned oats. You'll want to spray the sides or use a liner though and it was sure bubbling when I got up and smelled so good! Thank you my friend!

Natalie

Sunday 18th of September 2016

Waking up to the smell of cinnamon and vanilla sounds like a perfect way to start the day. I've never tried making oatmeal in the crock pot, but I'm going to have to give it a go. This looks so comforting and delicious, Julie. Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday. Have a great weekend!

Julie Menghini

Monday 19th of September 2016

Thank you, Natalie! Thank you so much for hosting us this weekend!