Coconut Steel Cut Oats

Start the New Year off right with a bowl of healthy and good for you Coconut Steel Cut Oats. This oatmeal is made in your slow cooker which means the oats cook unattended and in the morning breakfast is served. When making oats in your crock-pot, be sure to use steel-cut oats. Steel-cut oats can withstand the long hours of cooking in the crock-pot, while old-fashioned oats can be used but I won’t recommend it. They tend to overcook if cooked to long, so stick with the steel-cut oats. I’ve used both and prefer steel-cut oats, with great results.

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Made With

This recipe for Coconut Steel Cut Oats is made with steel-cut oats, water, coconut milk, coconut extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, flaked coconut and chopped pecans are all that is needed to make delicious oats. Steel cut oats are very versatile, so make them your own by using ingredients your family likes. Another point to remember, cooking times will vary depending on your crock-pot, oats and liquid.

Tasty Tip

Tasty Tip~ Pureed prunes can often be used as a substitute for the oil or butter in baked goods. The prunes keep baked goods moist and tender,
while adding extra fiber. 

Recipe Note:

Here at Turnips 2 Tangerines we have decided to drop the word “overnight” in all of our steel cut oats and oatmeal recipes that are made in the crock pot. Several batches of “overnight” oat recipes that we made did not turn out. Simply put, they burned. No one wants to wake up to a crock pot full of burnt oats, let alone clean it. With all that being said, our directions will no longer say overnight. Instead for best results we suggest cooking oats in the crock pot on low for 4 to 6 hours. I’ve never cooked oats on high so I can’t give a time for that. Keep in mind that crockpot oats can be frozen:) For this recipe we used McCanns.

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Coconut Pecan Steel Cut Oats

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  • 2 cups steel cut oats
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 15 oz can coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut or vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans


  • Crock-pot, Slow cooker


  • Lightly butter 6 quart slow cooker.
  • Put all ingredients into slow cooker, stir.
  • Cook on low 4 to 6 hours.
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