Crockpot Quinoa Oatmeal- Oh Yum!

Posted on Jan 31, 2012 | 2 comments

Crockpot Quinoa Oatmeal-  Oh Yum!

Breakfast in non-negotiable in my book.  I’m picky about what I choose-  Did you know that eating a high-glycemic breakfast (i.e. loaded with sugar and carbs) can set you up to eat 80% more calories throughout the day?  Eating within an hour of waking (don’t forget your supplements!) and choosing a good protein, healthy fat, and nutritious carbohydrate will set the stage for a day of healthy food choices.

Overnight Crockpot Quinoa Oatmeal


1/3 cup uncooked, rinse quinoa

2/3 cup steel cut oats

2 cups purified water

2 cups unsweetened almond milk

1-2 cups fresh or frozen fruit (raspberries and chopped granny-smith apples are my favorites)

1 tbs coconut oil

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1. Combine all ingredients in in a slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours (throw it all in before bedtime for a nutrition-packed hot breakfast in the morning)

2.  Drizzle with agave nectar, maple syrup, or honey.  Top with your choice of crushed nuts, unsweetened coconut and a splash of unsweetened almond or coconut milk.


Now doesn’t that just warm your soul?

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  1. Can’t wait to make this!

    Could you tell me how much this makes? I’m wanting enough to last for a few breakfasts for my family of 3 – well plus a baby :) And I’m wondering if I should/could double it.

    I’m also thinking about using pumpkin as an option for the fruit – your thoughts?

    • This recipe makes 4 servings- but they are very generous servings! It could easily be doubled if you have a large enough crockpot. Pumpkin would be a great sub for fruit, lots of fiber, and especially lots of flavor. Feel free to change around the spices to compliment pumpkin, a little nutmeg or allspice would taste great. Have fun!

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