When the weather starts to cool off and pumpkin stands pop up all over, then I know it’s time to dig out this family favorite recipe. I love to make my own pumpkin puree and pumpkin butter from scratch and then we roast up all those yummy pumpkin seeds. There are never enough for in one pumpkin for us. However, I always make a huge batch of this overnight Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal in the slow cooker.
It’s so easy to throw together right before bed and then wake up to the house smelling like you’ve been baking a pumpkin pie all night long. The good news is this has way less calories than the pie, but the taste will totally fake you out! AMAZING, I tell you…just AMAZING!
My kids and I are sweet oatmeal fans so I tend to add more brown sugar than most, but it makes it even that much better. If you don’t normally eat sweet oatmeal, then leave out the brown sugar or add just a couple tablespoons. You can always add more before serving. I also top mine with nuts, but I was thinking next time I’m going to try dried cranberries. I think that would just be divine!
I throw this together often on Friday or Saturday nights so that when we have a busy morning with soccer games or church we still get a good hearty breakfast without a lot of fuss!
Keep reading after the recipe for 9 other great slow cooker breakfast recipes from some of my favorite bloggers! They sound amazing, so go check them out!
- 1½ cups steel cut oats
- 4½ cups water (depending on if you like thicker or thinner oatmeal)
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (about half a can)
- 2 tsps pure vanilla extract
- 2 tsps pumpkin pie spice
- ¼- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stirring occasionally if you can.
- Season to taste with salt and/or more brown sugar.
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I’ve teamed up with some of my friends to bring you a great list of slow cooker breakfast recipes today! There are 10 amazing recipes to check out and I think you will love every one of them! If you love slow cooker dishes then check out the hashtag #crocktoberfest2013 on facebook, twitter, and instagram to find all the other recipes that will be shared this week.
Slow Cooker Breakfast Pumpkin Bread Pudding from Cook the Story
Crockpot Breakfast Casserole from Eat Drink Love
Pumpkin Oatmeal in a Crockpot from Peanut Butter & Peppers
Apple Monkey Bread from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Crockpot Creamy& Savory Coconut Rice from Curry and Comfort
Crockpot Southwest Breakfast Casserole from Cookie Monster Cooking
Slow Cooker Ham & Swiss Fritata from 365 Days of Crockpot
Sunday Slow Cooker Hashbrown, Ham, & Spinach Casserole from Slender Kitchen
Crockpot Overnight Pumpkin Pecan Steel Cut Oatmeal from Kitchen Treaty