Slow Cooker Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oats

Slow Cooker Carrot Cake Steel Cut Oats

DebbieKat 1

"It's like eating dessert for breakfast! Even picky breakfast eaters will love this oatmeal! Freezes and reheats well."

Ingredients 6 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 140 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 140 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.6g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine water, applesauce, oats, carrots, pineapple, raisins, sweetener, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in the crock of a 7-quart or larger slow cooker.
  2. Cook on Low for 6 hours.
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  1. 36 Ratings


I wouldn't say that this tastes like carrot cake, but I will say that it tastes GREAT! I made half a recipe, and it cooked much faster than 6 hours, so you may want to start checking on it early. Next time, I probably will double the raisins and even use golden raisins for a little more eye-appealing presentation (the dark raisins sort of look like kidney or black beans in the oatmeal). I'll most likely add more pineapple, as that flavor was crazy good in this. IMO the spices are spot on. I served this with a dollop of honey greek yogurt and a sprinkle of chopped walnuts. I portioned out what I made today into freezer containers, so this should make for a healthy/nutritional/fast breakfast reheated in the microwave. Thanks DebbiKat for a recipe that makes the slow cooker a star (and, honestly, I'm not a slow cooker fan).


5 stars. Delicious and healthy. I halved the recipe though and added more cinnamon and raisins. Great for before school healthy breakfasts.


This is a great recipe! Made exactly as stated the first time and was 5 star, but since then have made minor changes to taste. I use a full 20oz can of crushed pineapple, draining the juice, but measure it and use as part of the water. Have tried different kinds and amounts of sweetener, but finally decided it does not need any sweetener. I have never cared for hot cereal, but this recipe has changed that! This freezes very well in individual containers. Just pop one in the microwave, and your meal is ready! I just have to comment on some of the negative feedback: For those who thought it was not sweet enough, I guess they must have been using it for a dessert, not a healthy breakfast (plus if you really want all that added sugar it's pretty easy to add more at the table). For those who ended up with too much water, check to make sure you were using STEEL CUT oats. For the ones that said the matchstick carrots didn't cook, the recipe calls for SHREDDED carrots (which you can do yourself!) I have made this several times since finding the recipe, and it has always cooked perfectly!