Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Oatmeal

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Give ordinary oatmeal a sweet and savory makeover!

Looking for a prefect pre-workout meal that provides tons of lasting energy? Look no further! Sweet Potato Oatmeal is comprised of complex carbs that provides lasting energy due to high fiber content, and tons of nutrients. Superfood sweet potato lends a sweet, earthy flavor to this easily prepared breakfast. Combine ingredients in your slow cooker and sit back while your delicious, energizing meal simmers away!

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Oatmeal

This oatmeal has an earthy flavor and is packed with vitamins and other nutrients your body needs.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 cups milk low-fat
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sweet potato grated or 1/2 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener unrefined, more or less to taste, I used coconut palm sugar.
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker, cover and cook on low 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until desired consistency is reached.
  • If desired, add diced nuts and raisins.
  • STOVETOP METHOD: Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook approximately 20 - 25 minutes, or until desired consistency has been reached.

Notes

The carbohydrates in this recipe are complex carbs that are stored and used as energy that lasts all day and are found primarily in the oats and sweet potato. Simple carbs cause an immediate spike in blood sugar and can be found in foods like pastries and candy.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 56mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Slow Cooker, Vegetarian

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19 Comments

    1. Denise, I have never had as leftovers, but should work fine. You may need to add a little more milk when reheating.

        1. Denise, I vote for you as mother of the year!!!! Honey Boo Boo Child has nothing on you…haha!!! Love your blog!!!

  1. I absolutely love this recipe!! It came out so sweet using real maple syrup. I alos used closer to two cups of shredded sweet potato and found that it wasn't necessary to add milk when reheating the leftovers. Thank you so muhc for all of these wonderful recipes.

  2. I would be the only one eating this at my house, it sounds wonderful. Wondering if anyone has ever made something like this and frozen the extra servings for another time.

  3. I made this on the stove top and used unsweetened almond milk instead of dairy and it was outstanding!

  4. I made this the other day and it turned out wonderful! I can't even begin to tell you how delicious it was. Even my husband loved it. The only thing I didn't do was to add any sweetener while it was cooking, so we had to add it after and it wasn't as good. Next time (and believe me, there WILL be a next time), I'll add the sweetener while cooking it! It had a very creamy texture and really almost tasted like pumpkin pie! It didn't last long in my house, that's for sure!

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