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!
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.
Here’s What You Need
- steel-cut oats – steel cut oats are less processed than rolled oats. They’re perfect for this slow cooker baked oatmeal! Make sure you grab gluten-free oats if needed.
- unsweetened coconut flakes – make sure your coconut flakes don’t have any sugar added!
- unsweetened coconut milk – adds a delicious, creamy flavor and texture.
- peaches – the star of the show! I recommend using fresh peaches.
- cinnamon – the perfect spice pairing.
- coconut sugar – brown sugar works as well.
- 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. You can discard the remaining liquid or save for another use.
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.
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
- Slow Cooker Applesauce
- Slow Cooker Bone Broth
- Slow Cooker Beef Stew
- Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken
- Slow Cookie Veggie Stock
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!Print
Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler Oatmeal
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 hours
- Total Time: 8 hours
- Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
- 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*
- Spray or grease slow cooker with coconut oil.
- Add all ingredients to your slow cooker. Stir.
- Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.**
- Give it a good stir for about 5 minutes or until ingredients come together and thicken (be patient, this may take a few minutes)
- Place desired serving in a bowl and top with a scoop of coconut cream to serve.
- Store leftovers in fridge for up to 1 week.
- 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. You can discard the remaining liquid or save for another use.
**I make mine overnight so it is ready in the morning.
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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MichelleJune 25, 2021 at 8:11 pm
Delicious. I used creamy oat milk instead of coconut milk and added maple syrup. So good
TiffanyFebruary 18, 2021 at 1:14 pm
What?? I think you need to rewrite your rate.
Davida LederleFebruary 8, 2021 at 9:55 am
Did you actually make the recipe or your 1-star review is based off just looking at the ingredients?
CarolJuly 9, 2020 at 4:41 pm
Wanted to try this recipe, but since it makes 18-20 servings, I will have to really pare it down as I am the only one in my household that will eat it. I will be searching for recipes that can easily refigured for 1-2 servings. The 1x, 2x, 3x buttons don’t work so this can’t be done here.. So sorry as it looks really good. Won’t give it any stars because of this.
CarolJuly 9, 2020 at 4:47 pm
Oops, sorry! The 1x 2x and 3x buttons do work. I may try this after all. Will still have to adjust as this is till way too much for me to eat before I get tired of it. Sounds good though and I am looking for crockpot recipes.
Judy ViolaApril 14, 2020 at 8:14 am
Is there a calorie break down for any of these recipes?
They look wonderful!!
CarolineJune 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?
HayleyAugust 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.
ErinJanuary 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!!
KathleenNovember 16, 2016 at 4:31 am
Is that coconut milk the kind from a carton in the dairy section, or the kind in cans?
LeeSeptember 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!
Davida @ The Healthy MavenSeptember 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.