Crock Pot Gingerbread Spice Steel Cut Oats

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Dietary: Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Kosher, Peanut-Free, Soy-Free, Vegetarian, Whole Grain

Cook up gingerbread spice steel cut oats while you sleep! Top with toasted walnuts, bits of candied ginger and a splash of milk. Yum!

Prep: 5 min
Total Time: 6 h 15 min
Yield: 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup Hodgson Mill Steel Cut Oats
  • 2 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. mild unsulfured molasses
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup candied ginger, chopped
  • milk, if desired for serving


  • Note: You will need a slowcooker, and a 4 to 5 cup capacity heatproof bowl that fits inside the crock (with the slowcooker lid on), that has at least 1-2 inches of headroom for oats to expand as they cook. You will also need additional water to make the water bath around the bowl.
  • Night before: Mix oats, dark brown sugar, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt, golden raisins, half and half and water in heatproof glass bowl that fits inside slowcooker crock.
  • Center bowl in bottom of crock. Inside the crock -- but outside the bowl full of ingredients -- add water until level with oatmeal mixture in bowl. Cover slowcooker with lid. Turn on low heat. Cook oats for 6 to 8 hours or until you wake up the next morning.
  • When ready to eat, remove the lid and stir cooked oats well. Spoon into serving bowls, and top with toasted walnuts and candied ginger to taste. Serve with milk if desired.
  • Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to three days.