Cocoa Steel Cut Oats in the crock pot!! Is it dessert or breakfast?? Totally your call. Make it anytime you need to calm a chocolate fix. Oats are hearty, healthy and satisfying!
Made the night before and cooks slowly in the slow cooker or crock pot for 8 hours. Creamy, chocolatey and smells amazing! Stir when you wake and enjoy a hearty breakfast!
Top with honey or add sweetener of your choice, add some chopped nuts and enjoy your warm and ready breakfast in the morning.
You can also top with a little plain Greek yogurt if you're enjoying it cold from the fridge like a rice pudding snack.
*adapted from my Crock Pot Banana Steel Cut Oats
Crock Pot Cocoa Steel Cut Oats [No Sugar Added]
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 3 ½ cups water
- 4 tablespoons cocoa powder unsweetened
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Spray the inside of the crock pot with nonstick cooking spray.
- Add all ingredients to crock pot.
- Cook on low for 8 hours. Stir in the morning.
- Add sweetener of choice and mix well.
Other recipes you might like:
- Crock Pot Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats
- Crock Pot Apple Oatmeal
- Crock Pot Sugar Free Oatmeal
- Crock Pot Banana Steel Cut Oats
How many servings?
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What is Serving: 1g? How much is that
sorry there was a glitch in the recipe plug in, there are 4 servings in this recipe.
Does this keep and reheat well? I would be the only one that would eat it... so I am thinking it could do for a weeks worth of breakfasts for me.
I've kept it for a few days in the fridge and it reheated fine, you can also add some warm milk if it gets too thick after reheating.
How many does this serve?
omg!!! this looks so yummy i wish i had right now craving chocolate 🙁 need to buy cocoa so i can make this .. thanks for sharing 🙂
What do you think about adding a mashed up banana or 2 to the crockpot to add in a little sweetness and up the nutrient value??
can i use old fashion oats?
The ratio of water to steel cut is different so using rolled oats here would not work. Check the other recipes I linked to using regular rolled oats in the crock pot.
Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
These oats look delicious! I have been looking for a simple crock pot oat recipe, and this looks like it fits the bill 🙂 Will let you know when I try!!
How about adding a 1/2 cup Coconut and they would be like no-bake cookies without added sugar, except for what is in the coconut.
Is there a specific reason to cook them overnight? Do they require 8 hours? They sound yummy and I would love to make them for breakfast! I was asking because we live off grid and do not have crockpot capabilities.
The reason is to have a warm breakfast ready for you in the morning. I believe you can certainly cook them on the stove top but will read to presoak them the night before. Instructions would be on the container you purchase to cook on the stove.
Did you have to presoak the oats before you cooked them in the crockpot?
I did not presoak them.