This creamy slow cooker pumpkin steel cut oats is precisely what you need in your life. You have never tasted steel cut oats this good before. The best part is that they are straightforward to make too!
Warm pumpkin and gluten free steel cut oats with hints of vanilla bean, cinnamon, and coconut sugar. They are just the perfect amount of sweetness to start your day.
Chia seeds give the oats a wonderful texture and topping them with almonds gives a surprising crunch too. This recipe is also vegan, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free!
If you love breakfast as much as we do, you are going to want to check out all of my gluten free breakfast recipes!
Chilly days mean pumpkin everything! Granted, you can eat pumpkin any time of year, but it just seems to taste the best when the hot summer has gone away. Basically, it's sweaters, fall decorations and pumpkins as soon as the feel of autumn hits the air.
Plus, the aroma of this cooking pumpkin steel cut oats is out of this world. Your mouth will water as soon as you take in that wholesome smell.
I forgot to mention that this easy slow cooker pumpkin recipe is also gluten free! Are you looking for more gluten free tips? Have a peek at my Gluten Free Pantry Essentials And Equipment Recommendations guide.
Oats are naturally gluten free, but they are usually grown near wheat fields. Oats can get cross-contaminated all along with processing so it is very important to ensure your oats are certified gluten free.
Some of my favorite brands are Quaker Gluten Free Oats, Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oats, and Trader Joe's.
More Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes:
Here are some of my go-to recipes for you to try out. I truly have a lot of gluten free pumpkin recipes because I love pumpkin all year long! I use canned pumpkin puree, but you can easily make your own pumpkin puree too.
- Everyone loves this Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread recipe.
- This is truly The Perfect Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe
- Pumpkin candy is fun for Halloween Candied Pumpkin Chocolate Cups Candy
- If you have leftover candy, make this easy Halloween Candy Gluten Free Pumpkin Bundt Cake recipe.
This is what they call a Crock-Pot dump recipe....all you do is dump your ingredients in the slow cooker, cover, and turn it on.
Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker. Turn on low and let cook for a minimum of 4 hours.
Cooked gluten free pumpkin steel cut oats in the Crock-Pot. The pumpkin steel cut oats are creamy and delicious! Note my recipe makes enough for a family of 4, plus some leftovers. If you want to make less, feel free to half the recipe.
What are steel cut oats?
Steel cut oats are oats that have been less processed than rolled oats. Even though steel cut oats and rolled oats start out as the same thing, you can tell right away that they have a huge difference when it comes to how they taste and their texture.
If you love texture to your breakfast, steel cut oats usually remain firm after cooking and will give you a lovely nutty taste. If you want to cook a bowl of steel cut oats for breakfast, you will find that they take a lot longer than minute oats to cook! They are full of nutrients and a fantastic addition to your diet.
Will steel cut oats be slimy?
No, this is why steel cut oats are my very favorite! When you make this slow cooker pumpkin steel cut oats, they will not be slimy at all!! I know that leaving them in the slow cooker all night might lead you to believe that they will overcook, but they will be perfect.
That is why it's essential to use steel cut oats instead of old fashioned. They are intended to be much more firm when you eat them.
While I topped my steel cut oats with almonds and pumpkin seeds, you can actually use several other ingredients in this versatile recipe. Try some of these ideas out:
- Nuts - I love the flavor combination of almonds and oats, but you can actually use any kind of nut you like. Walnuts, pecans, and hazelnuts are just a few ideas.
- Chocolate Chips - Pumpkin and chocolate go hand in hand together, so it makes sense than a few chocolate chips would taste great in this recipe.
- Raisins - They add a delightful sweetness without adding refined sugar. Try it out!
- Bananas - Slice a few bananas and toss them on top of the cooked oats. Tastes amazing and fills you up.
If you are an oatmeal fanatic, don't forget to take a peek at my other delicious recipes with oats.
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Slow Cooker Gluten Free Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats
- 2 cups gluten free steel cut oats
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 8 cups water
- Add all of the ingredients to your slow cooker.
- Cover with the lid and cook on low for 4 hours.
- It is critical to use certified gluten free oats if you are Celiac. Cross-contamination runs high in regular oats.
- This oatmeal will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
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