Crockpot Oatmeal

Crockpot Oatmeal

Lots of folks comment when I share a live video on PPP's FB page that they love that I'm always “keeping it real.” This Crockpot Oatmeal is just the truth. 

If you want real, here. you. go.


Yesterday afternoon I got a migraine (I hate those things!)


I was able to ward it off with some Excedrin Migraine and a big cup of coffee, but I kept working through the night and by bedtime I was toast.


But for some crazy reason as I was cleaning up the kitchen, I thought about how those amazing crockpot mug brownies that we'd made yesterday could easily turn into a way to make all kind of things in the crockpot.


I started dreaming up chicken tortilla soup in mason jars in a crock, spaghetti in mason jars in a crock, ravioli in mason jars in a crock . . . all. the. things.


I did a quick google search and saw a few bloggers had tried crockpot oatmeal in mason jars, and thought I absolutely had to try it out.


Here's what I did:

  • Layered 1/4 cup diced apples, 1/4 cup oats, a few raisins,  a tsp of brown sugar in two mason jars. (If I do it again I would add a pinch of cinnamon too to make it smell yummier!)
  • Repeated layers again.
  • Added enough water to cover oats in mason jar.
  • Placed mason jars in slow cooker.
  • Filled slow cooker with enough water to match the level of oats in jars.
  • Slow cooked with lid on for 4 hours on low (I used my crockpot timer ~ this is my favorite traditional crockpot and I absolutely love the timer on it.)

Now, don't freak out (puh-lease….), but because I had a serious headache I didn't want to be worried about my crockpot way down in my kitchen, so I brought it up to my bathroom and plugged Mrs. Potts in. 🙂 

She cooked all night long.


And delivered me yummy delicious warm oats when I woke up today.




So there you have it.


Real life.


With my crazy crockpot oatmeal and me.


Mercifully, the headache has subsided a bit today, and my belly is happy and full with warm toasty oats today too.

Woo.hoo. 🙂


If you haven't gotten your copy of Crocktober yet (the recipe for these Crockpot Mug Brownies are at the back of the book), head on over HERE so I can send the free printable cookbook right out to you. (I promise, you'll love this one and it's not too late to join us! Plus, you'll get all the homemade mix recipes included too!)


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  1. Did you have it on low for 4 hours and then on warm till morning? My crockpot defaults to warm when the timer is finished.

  2. Leigh Anne Lindsey says

    YUM!! Looks amazing

  3. So the bathroom part was just so you didn’t burn the house down? Makes sense to me!

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