Slow Cooker – Hot Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal

4 from 2 votes

Hot-Chocolate oatmeal is the best!

Our Hot Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal is a mouth-watering recipe the whole family will love! Made with 100% clean ingredients, this tasty breakfast treat will warm the insides and fill the belly, without unhealthy added ingredients. Learn more about the health benefits of steel-cut oats here.

4 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker - Hot Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Keep it simple and clean with this scrumptious oatmeal and its comforting chocolatey flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Universal


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar or pure maple syrup
  • 8 liquid stevia drops (or an extra tablespoon of sugar)


  • In a large bowl, combine the water, milk, vanilla, and stevia. Whisk in the cocoa, sugar, and salt.
  • Finally, stir in the oats. Oil the inside of your slow cooker (this prevents the oatmeal from sticking). Pour in the above mixture.
  • Set your slow cooker to LOW for 1-2 hours, and turn it to KEEP WARM before finally retiring to bed. In the morning, give it all a stir and feast! Top with some shaved chocolate if you’re feeling really decadent!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.4g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6.4g | Sodium: 160mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 4.4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Kid-Friendly, Slow Cooker, Vegetarian

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Hot Chocolate Steel-Cut Oatmeal was created by guest contributor, Lauren Goslin. Lauren blogs about healthy food over at Oatmeal With A Fork. If you like this recipe, check out her Facebook page for more healthy meal ideas!

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      1. thanks for that, I just found all the comments below, that'll teach me for checking out recipes late at night lol

  1. This looks delicious, I can't wait to try it! I love that this is a delicious way to feed your family something really healthy.

    1. Shannon, This recipe was submitted by a guest blogger. We’re making our way through these recipes and will be adding data as soon as possible.

    1. I made this last night and put it in a seperate glass bowl, which I sat inside my slow cooker. I filled the crock of the slow cooker with water until it was half way up the side of the glass bowl with the oatmeal in it. I cooked it on low overnight and the results were perfect.

  2. Last time I was craving chocolate…..I found this recipe and tried it……was soooo good!!!! It really does taste like hot chocolate and is a great breakfast!!!!

    1. Sheri, I'm not sure since I've never frozen this recipe. I'm too sure oatmeal would taste too great after being frozen. 🙁

  3. The recipe sounds great but I had calculated the points based on the nutritional values listed here and it came to 6 points..

  4. How are you calculating the nutritional value? 1/4 c of dry Steele cut oats has approximately 150 calories, cooking the oats doesn’t change the calories. The recipe calls for 1 c of oats and serves 4, so I am essentially eating 1/4 c. What am I missing?

    1. Hi Renee,

      The data is correct. 1/4 cup of dry oats is only 74 calories. 1 cup of dry oats, plus any extra ingredients, comes to about 4 (1-cup) servings when cooked.

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