Sugar-Free and Dairy-Free Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oatmeal Recipe -
Sugar-Free and Dairy-Free Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oatmeal Recipe
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Sugar-Free and Dairy-Free Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oatmeal

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"I am making an effort to eliminate refined sugar. This recipe has replaced the packs of overly-sweetened instant oatmeal I ate, thinking that it was healthy. Now, I make this every Sunday and take it to work for the rest of the week. At less than 100 calories per serving, it feels hearty but keeps me on track."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 10 mins


  1. Put bananas into a blender with 1 cup water; puree and pour into a slow cooker. Add remaining water, oats, raisins, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
  2. Cook on Medium, stirring every 30 minutes, for 3 hours.
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Apr 25, 2014

I followed the recipe as far as ingredients go, omitting the optional raisins. I have 3 slow cookers, but not one has a medium setting. I used the smallest one, a 2-quart slow cooker. I used the HIGH setting and stirred at the end of each hour for 2 hours. Then I turned it to LOW for another hour, stirring after each half hour segment. I understand some people do not want sugar, and I can respect that. I prefer a small amount of erythritol/stevia blend and added it at the end before I filled 6 small half pint jars. Now I have breakfast ready for the week and can add berries or nothing at all. ***Update - This is delicious cold even! A great grab-n-go breakfast!

Jul 02, 2014

For our house, it's not important that we leave out dairy, so I added a tablespoon or two of butter for richness. Serve it with milk or half and half and I feel like I've got Heaven in a bowl! I'm about to make this for the third time since my first batch a week ago. I like it that much. But I prefer it minus the raisins.


4 Ratings

Jun 20, 2014

1- I use steel cut oats. 2- I use ripe bananas. 3- For alternative flavors, I like to substitute (fresh or frozen) blueberries for raisins...Or a pureed apple. Be creative!

Apr 17, 2014

There is nothing wrong with the recipe except that I didn't like it.


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  • Calories
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.8 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 7 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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