slow cook oatmeal

Slow-Cooked Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Slow-Cooked Steel-Cut Oatmeal

By: Lisa Guy

Oats are rich in dietary fibre and have many health benefits including reducing cholesterol and the risk of cardiovascular disease, and promoting bowel health. Consuming oats for breakfast is a great way to increase feelings of satiety and to help prevent mid-morning snacking.



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  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups milk of choice
  • 1½ cups steel cut oats
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 heap tsp ground cinnamon
  • Toppings:
  • Mango, passionfruit, pistachios, seeds


  • Place all ingredients except the toppings in a slow cooker and combine.
  • Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  • When it’s done, give it a stir and add a little more milk if needed. Then top your oatmeal with fruits, nuts and seeds.
  • Tip: To make clean-up easier and to prevent the outside edges of your oatmeal from burning, you can place a dish inside your slow cooker and pour water around the dish until it comes up halfway to make a water bath.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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