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Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Oatmeal

September 1, 2019

Made with steel-cut oats, fresh peaches and coconut cream this gluten-free and dairy-free, hands-off recipe for slow cooker peach cobbler oatmeal is guaranteed to become a breakfast favorite!

A recipe for slow cooker peach cobbler oatmeal that can be made overnight in the slow cooker #slowcooker #oatmeal

I originally shared this recipe in August 2015 right before my 26th birthday. I have to laugh when I read back on it because in almost every way the person who wrote the original post is completely opposite from the person writing the post now (FYI same person, just 4 years older!). I went on and on about how much I hate my birthday and why I’ll never love it. Flash forward to just a few days ago when I rang in my 30th with good friends, a solo resort trip and a deep gratitude and appreciation for the life I live.

If I could go back in time and say one thing to Davida 4 years ago it would be this: Be grateful. You are so incredibly lucky and have so much to be thankful for. Now, it’s not that 25 year old Davida wasn’t grateful, she just simply didn’t allow herself to feel it. My life was about propelling myself forward, rather than soaking in the present. Funny enough the original post was written all about my life “shoulds” and how they haunt me. I will say that “shoulding Sheila” (the lovely voice I’ve nicknamed my mind when it’s playing the should game) still occasionally comes out to play but I’m happy to say that with age I’ve learned to temper that voice and remind myself that isn’t lived in the shoulds. It’s lived in the right here.right now. It’s also lived in peach season…so let’s talk about this slow cooker peach cobbler recipe.

Made with steel-cut oats, fresh peaches and coconut cream this gluten-free and dairy-free, hands-off recipe for slow cooker peaches and cream steel-cut oatmeal is guaranteed to become a breakfast favorite!

Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Slow cooker oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast recipes to meal-prep for the week or whip up when I’m a little short on time. With everyone obsessing over their Instant Pot (admittedly I have one and do love it!), I feel like the slow cooker has been sadly forgotten. But there’s still so much to love about slow cookers. I truly don’t think flavors come close to the delicious taste of slow cooked food. And yes that includes oatmeal!

Slow Cooker oatmeal is pretty much as it sounds: oatmeal cooked over several hours in the slow cooker. Now I find it’s critical to use steel-cut oats when making overnight oatmeal in a slow cooker as it doesn’t get too mushy. Steel-cut oats are a slightly less processed version of rolled oats in that they aren’t steamrolled over so the grain is left more in tact. It makes them higher in fiber but it also means they take longer to cook. Luckily that isn’t a problem when you make peach cobbler overnight oatmeal in your slow cooker!

P.S. This is the slow cooker I have.

Made with steel-cut oats, fresh peaches and coconut cream this gluten-free and dairy-free, hands-off recipe for slow cooker peaches and cream steel-cut oatmeal is guaranteed to become a breakfast favorite!

What Else Can I Make In My Slow Cooker?

ummmmm….everything?! But it’s true, it’s pretty impressive what you can make in a slow cooker. From cakes, to oatmeal to soups, your slow cooker can make it all. But if you’re looking for some great slow cooker recipes, here are a few favorites

Those are just some ideas! Feel free to dig through the archives for more and better yet, get experimenting. Try making your favorite recipe in your slow cooker instead of on the stove top. It’s great for summer when you don’t want to use the stove or for the winter when you just don’t want to do anything at all!

As always, let me know if you try out this peach cobbler overnight oatmeal and let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Oatmeal

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 6 cups unsweetened coconut milk (from the carton)
  • 6 large peaches, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 can coconut cream*

Instructions

  1. Spray or grease slow cooker with coconut oil.
  2. Add all ingredients to your slow cooker. Stir.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.**
  4. Give it a good stir for about 5 minutes or until ingredients come together and thicken (be patient, this may take a few minutes)
  5. Place desired serving in a bowl and top with a scoop of coconut cream to serve.
  6. Store leftovers in fridge for up to 1 week.
  7. To reheat add a splash of coconut milk and heat up in microwave.

*To get coconut cream place a can of full-fat coconut milk in the fridge for at least one hour. Open can and scoop out hardened cream at the top of the can.
**I make mine overnight so it is ready in the morning.

A healthy breakfast recipe that cooks overnight on your slow cooker - you will love this peach cobbler overnight oatmeal for breakfast all through the late summer while peaches are in season!

Like this recipe? Here are a few others oatmeal recipes you might enjoy:

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal
Triple Berry Baked Oatmeal
How to Make Overnight Oats – 5 Ways!

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  • Reply
    Kelsey
    August 23, 2015 at 10:43 am

    This rang so very true with me today. I had a Saturday filled with “I shoulds” and almost put myself in a pretty negative place before heading to bed. I definitely need to become better about embracing whatever I am doing, whether it is reading blogs or watching YouTube, instead of just getting down on myself for not doing other things. That moment will certainly happen to get those tasks done – I just need to have more faith in knowing all things happen in time. Ps, this oatmeal sounds amazing – definitely need to get on getting a new slow cooker after ours broke/burned everything.

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      Davida Kugelmass
      August 25, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      I hear ya, lady! We can be so hard on ourselves. Lee and I chat about this a lot aka right now while we lay in bed and pseudo-work but really just hang out and respond to your awesome comments 😉

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        Kelsey
        August 25, 2015 at 3:13 pm

        Not going to complain about that…responses are my favorite. =) I wish I could have followed my own advice yesterday – I was a mess with my anxiety! Today is MUCH better!

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    Jen @ Chase the Red Grape
    August 23, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Oh I am the worst for ‘I should’s’ – I literally spend my whole say saying that but I know it’s the worst thing I can do and my husband always corrects me on it! It kind of links into what I have learned with age… That I am my own worst enemy! I put pressure on myself, am my own worst critic and will put myself down! But I am now working so hard on changing that – life’s too short to be cruel to myself!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      August 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      Right?! I always think how I’d never treat somebody else this way, so why would I do it to myself? It’s hard though. Keep at it lady! I’m right there with you.

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    Nora (A Clean Bake)
    August 24, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Pressure on Myself is basically my middle name, but like everyone, I am a work in progress! I have had the same experience with blogging and I make a deal with myself to stop and take a break the second it stops being fun. No one notices if recipes get posted a bit late, especially if they’re as delicious as this!

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      Davida Kugelmass
      August 25, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Exactly! Do I see a cherry lime slushie recipe? OMG. Be still my heart.

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    Julia
    August 24, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Ah yes, we are our own worst enemies when it comes to the expectations we put on ourselves. And we let those little voices in our heads get the best of us. The older I get, the better I am at shushing them, but sometimes they do get the best of us. I’d say this is a super well-timed post, considering I’m anything but done with peaches, and can always use a creamy dreamy breakfast in my life. Happy early birthday, m’dear! When those devilish voices get the best of you: birthday cake + cocktail is in order 😉

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      Davida Kugelmass
      August 25, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Aka every night this week haha. Thanks so much, lovely! Nice to know I’m not alone xoxo

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    Consuelo | Honey & Figs
    August 25, 2015 at 6:02 am

    You’re so right girl! Plus, when are two hour naps not awesome??
    ps. this looks soooo good! Peaches + cream + oatmeal = heaveeeeennnn

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    Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
    August 25, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Love this post! I have definitely been putting a lot of pressure on myself lately, but am also more conscious that it doesn’t hurt to take a step back either. Whatever needs to get done, it will happen!
    This recipe sounds like the perfect thing to throw together overnight and enjoy hassle-free the next am.
    Hope you’re having an awesome week with Lee!! Looking forward to the webinar tonight!! <3

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      Davida Kugelmass
      August 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      We are so looking forward to it too! See you tonight 🙂

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    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run
    August 25, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Love that shot of the peaches — perfection!

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    Stella @ Stellicious Life
    August 28, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Oh Davida, story of my life, that I’m trying hard to overcome. I have such tremendous maximalism, perfectionism and guilt toward myself when it comes to expectations, that I always push myself for more and more, and of course I end up exhausted. So I’m trying to rein that in and slow down and accept that there will always remain a few things on my (mental) To Do List, and that’s fine. 🙂

    Lovely photos, they just made me smile. Enjoy your birthday celebrations! 🙂

    ps. Can you please tell me what are the fonts you used in the photo? I really like the script-like one. Thanks! 🙂

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    Joey Haeck
    September 1, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Peaches Cream Crock Pot Steel Cut Oats. However, when these oats are heated low and slow for several hours, they develop more of a creamy, porridge-like consistency, making them something extra special for breakfast especially when you mix them with fresh, juicy peaches.

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    Cherie Monahan
    January 20, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Do you add the coconut cream to the crockpot ingredients or it is just used for topping the oatmeal?
    Thanks!

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      The Healthy Maven
      January 20, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      Just for topping, but you’re welcome to just stir it in if you’d like!

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    Bita
    January 31, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Hi Maven, this look amazing! I wouldn’t have thought to put peaches and coconut together – will give it a whirl! I’ve een into coconut sugar lately – love that it doesn’t raise glycemic levels as quickly as other forms of sugar. Thanks for sharing! 💕 Bita

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    Laurie Bass
    April 26, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    What size crockpot do you use?

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    Lee
    September 7, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    If I use a 5 quart crockpot, can I double the recipe? I need a recipe that serves about 8. Thanks!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      September 9, 2016 at 10:38 am

      The original recipe serves about 8. Wouldn’t recommend doubling it as they will require a lot of milk.

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    Kathleen
    November 16, 2016 at 4:31 am

    Is that coconut milk the kind from a carton in the dairy section, or the kind in cans?

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    Erin
    January 12, 2017 at 7:29 am

    This looks sooo good. Since peaches aren’t in season at the moment, do you think this would work with frozen peaches? Thanks so much!!

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    Hayley
    August 23, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I’d like to make this but have a huge bag of “Quick Cooking” steel cut oats from Costco. Has anyone ever tried it with this version? I keep trying steel cut oats in the slow cooker with awful results. Burnt and sticks to the sides. Thinking it must have something to do with the oats.

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    Caroline
    June 5, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    So, for the coconut MILK do we use the kind that is refrigerated with almond milk etc…? And for the cream, does it have to be full fat? Also, do we only use the solid bits from one can or the entire can, liquid and all?

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