Vegan Crockpot Oatmeal

This Vegan Crockpot Oatmeal has been added to my list of quick but filling and nutritious breakfast options, and I’m sure it will be for you as well. For more warm and filling fall breakfast ideas, also try Instant Pot Brown Rice Pudding, Instant Pot Cornmeal Porridge, and Buckwheat Porridge.

Vegan Crockpot Oatmeal

My newest way to prepare oatmeal from rolled oats is in the slow cooker. Even though the oats will be soft any way you cook it, I find that it is easier to digest when properly and fully broken down.

In general, grains are in their dormant stage when they are dried, so when we cook them in water for longer periods of time, they slowly unlock their nutritional benefits and break down into more digestible compounds. Specifically, due to the phytic acids in oats, it is especially important that it is broken down properly for it to be actually beneficial to your body. 

ingredients that are in the slow cooker oatmeal

What’s In Vegan Oatmeal?

Before I go to bed, I add the ingredients in the slow cooker and set on low to cook. By the time I wake up, do my morning routine, and go for a walk, my breakfast is ready, hot, and flavorful. My ingredients are as follows:

  • Almond milk – you can substitute with any non-dairy milk you prefer.
  • Water
  • Rolled Oats – make sure to use certified gluten-free rolled oats. 
  • Apples
  • Raisins 
  • Organic Sugar – you can substitute with your favorite sweetener. You can add sweetener when you are ready to serve. 
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Salt

cooked rolled oats in crockpot

How to Make Oatmeal In The Slow Cooker?

  1. Spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray, or lightly brush with oil.
  2. Add almond milk, water, rolled oats, apple, raisins, coconut sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt to the crockpot, and stir to combine.
  3. Set your crockpot on low for 8 hours.
  4. Enjoy!

Chef’s Tips:

  1.  Make sure to use certified gluten-free rolled oats if you have a gluten intolerance. Some people with celiac issues might not be able to eat oats. Prepare my Quinoa Breakfast Bowl instead!
  2. If your oatmeal is too thick the following day, add extra non-dairy milk.
  3. Store oatmeal in the refrigerator for 2 days, add extra milk and stir when reheating.
  4. Try these other options for topping: dried fruits, nut butter, and nuts.
  5. You can cook your oatmeal in the slow cooker without the sweetener, then everyone can add their own sweetener to taste.
  6. If you are on an added sugar-free diet, you can add chopped ripe bananas and dates instead.

Other Oatmeal Recipes To Prepare

  1. Oatmeal Cookies
  2. Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes
  3. Vegan Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
  4. Vegan Oatmeal Black Bean Burgers
  5. Cranberry Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

oatmeal made in the crockpot in a white bowl on a grey background

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vegan crockpot oatmeal in a white bowl, garnished with apples

Vegan Crockpot Oatmeal

Vegan Crockpot Oatmeal is the best way to be sure your oats are as soft and easily digestible as possible, while still being a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast option. Cooked oatmeal porridge and Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge are two porridges that I grew up having for breakfast.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan crockpot oatmeal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 206kcal



  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 apple chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or 1/2 teaspoon coriander and 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  • Spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray, or lightly brush with oil.
  • Add almond milk, water, rolled oats, apple, raisins, coconut sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt to the crockpot, and stir to combine.
  • Set your crockpot on low for 8 hours.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. This came out like pure mush 😔. Tasted okay and made the house smell amazing while cooking. But the consistency was not that of Oatmeal.

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