Slow Cooker Savory Mexican Oats

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There's more to oats than just cinnamon and sugar.

Our Skinny Slow Cooker recipes offer convenience without sacrificing health, and this recipe for Savory Mexican Oats is no exception. Savory oats might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about oatmeal, but there is more to oats than just cinnamon and sugar. Mexican oats are a great alternative to rice and taste great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This slow cooker recipe will be a hit with your family and friends, and it provides a go-to meal you can serve even on the busiest of weeks.

Slow cooker savory Mexican oats are a great option for those who love the taste of Mexican food, but are trying to cut back on fat, calories, and processed ingredients. Like all of our slow cooker recipes, you can prepare the oats in the morning and have a complete meal by dinner time. Savory Mexican oats can also cook overnight, so you can enjoy a healthy breakfast without any effort in the morning. These oats pair well with one of our Crustless Vegetable Quiche and a warm cup of our “healthified” coffee.

The next time you get a craving for Mexican food, avoid the carbohydrate overload of rice and opt for these delicious savory oats!

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Slow Cooker Savory Mexican Oats

An excellent rice alternative, these savory oats shine a new light on the traditional sweet breakfast oats we are all used to.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 0.5 cup
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth low sodium no sugar added
  • 1 cup corn frozen - thawed
  • 1 cup red pepper chopped


  • Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker, cover and cook as directed below.
  • Time: 2-4 hours or until oats are cooked through.
    Temperature: Low


Recommended slow cooker size: 4 quarts

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 507mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Slow Cooker

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  1. I absolutely LOVE this recipe! So easy! I don't like oatmeal at all and I find myself craving this one! 

  2. I have noticed that a lot of the points plus points in lots of recipes are not calculated correctly…for this recipe above just the oats and corn is a total of 18 points , 5 points per serving without adding anything else.

  3. I think the nutrition information was miscalculated. The steel cut oats alone would be 150 calories per serving so I’m confused how you got 86.

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