Slow Cooker Morning Glory Oatmeal

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I am a big fan of oatmeal because of its many benefits, you can click here to learn more about this. I can eat it anytime – breakfast to get me going, in the afternoon to refuel after a tough workout and even as a comforting dinner! One of the nutritional rules I follow is to sneak a serving (or two) of veggies into each of my meals. So to satisfy both my needs I came up with this veggie-packed slow cooker jumbo oats recipe.

Morning Glory Oatmeal – takes only 10 minutes to prepare, cooks overnight in your slow cooker and the best part …it’s packed with zucchini and carrots in addition to the classic raisins, walnuts, and cinnamon. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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4 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Morning Glory Oatmeal

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 hours


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup no sugar added dairy free milk we used coconut milk
  • 1 cup large oats
  • 2 large grated carrots or 4 smaller ones
  • 1 small grated zucchini
  • ½ cup raisins rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger or ¼ teaspoon ground
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds
  • tablespoon grated orange zest about 1 orange
  • pinch vanilla powder (or 1 tsp vanilla extract)
  • 1 or more tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar
  • ¼ cup of either hemp hearts pumpkin seed, chopped walnuts or pecans (optional, for topping)


  • In a large slow cooker, combine all ingredients except the last two (sweetener and toppings)
  • Set on "low" and cook overnight for 6-8 hours.
  • Serve with drizzle of maple syrup or honey and hemp hearts, seeds or toasted nuts if desired.


I cooked mine on low setting for 6 hours and it turn out great. If you plan on cooking it overnight, set your slowcooker on warm and you can leave it there for 8 hours.

Looking for more healthy breakfast recipes? Also check out our 3 Ingredient Flourless Vegan Pancakes,  Good Morning SmoothieHealthy Crockpot Breakfast Scramble, and Going Strong All Day Long Smoothie!


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4 responses to “Slow Cooker Morning Glory Oatmeal”

  1. I made this and added 1/2 a beet and 1/2 a granny smith apple and it was delicious! This makes a nice big batch that I have jarred and put in the fridge for breakfast in the coming days! This takes my basic morning oatmeal to a whole new level. Definitely recommend!

    • Hi Caroline,

      So creative, thanks for this great suggestion of adding in some beet! Sounds like a perfect addition – we will definitely have to give it a try next time we make it.


  2. I made the slow cooker morning glory oatmeal. It has a good flavor and I love that I am sneaking in more veggies. I am glad it made such a large amount because I can easily reheat for a quick breakfast. I used old fashioned oats; is that what you consider large oats?

    • Hi Sherry,

      Glad you like the recipe. You are right, it’s a great option for meal prep as it’s easy to portion out and enjoy during the week.

      As per the oats – use whole old fashion oats (as you did) or even steel-cut oats. Also spelt, kamut or rye flakes are a good choice.

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