Make a delicious and healthy breakfast the whole family will love with these simple Blueberry Pie Crockpot Steel-Cut Oatmeal!
I mean I don’t hate pie (who hates pie?) but it’s not my dessert of choice. I’d choose a brownie/cookie/blondie/ice cream/chocolate over pie any day. Admit that you want to eat this pot o’ oatmeal like ten times more now that I’ve called it pie. Mmmmmhmmm.
But really, this oatmeal is like the best of both worlds—all those heart-healthy oats with cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber paired with the subtle sweetness from granola and coconut…heaven in a bowl, my frands.
Oatmeal is one of two go-to breakfasts that I recommend to my clients (the other being a smoothie). Why? Because it has one single ingredient that happens to be super good for you. Oats are minimally processed and packed with fiber, energizing B vitamins, and plant-powered protein. Did I mention that they’re easy to prepare? Easy preparation means people will actually go home and make them. Suggesting making oatmeal with almond butter for breakfast and suggesting buckwheat chia pancakes with maple cashew cream are two very, very different things.
I love that each bowl of oatmeal has a totally different personality. While I like mine with a bit of sea salt, raw almond butter, and berries, other people like it with maple syrup, nanners, and cinnamon. As long as you don’t dump a truckload of brown sugar into it, I’m a happy gal.
Adding granola to this oatmeal is what took it to the pie level. Love Grown is my new favorite granola/cereal company thanks to their squeaky clean ingredient list and fantabulous flavor profiles. I love that the sugar content in the granola isn’t through the roof; but what I love even more is that the Power O’s cereal is made with beans. BEANS! Like chickpeas and all of my other beany buddies. This cereal was made for my mouth.
And the cocoa goodness granola? Prepare to eat the whole bag in three sittings. Maybe two and half.
GIVEAWAY (closed): Interested in trying some of this granola goodness yourself? I’m super lucky to be a Love Grown Foods blogger, meaning I’ve been sampling all of their delish snacks over the last few months. I truly adore this company and all that they do. Hooray for tasty products with clean ingredients! To enter, simply leave a comment telling me your favorite breakfast and you’re entered to win FOUR Love Grown products of your choice! If you’re feeling sassy, you can like Love Grown on Facebook and Instagram for two additional entries (for up to three entries total). Leave a separate comment for each entry. This giveaway is open to anyone in the US or Canada and will end next Monday, December 22nd at 12am EST. Good luck!
I’ll be giving away some other healthy goodies this week to celebrate the holidays, so keep your eyes peeled!
I have this crockpot at home and it always gets the job done!
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- ¼ cup Love Grown Simply Oats Granola (or whatever granola you have on hand)
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 cups water
- 1-2 tbsp pure maple syrup (optional for sweetness)
- 2 cups blueberries (I used frozen)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Spray crockpot with cooking spray or coconut oil.
- Add all ingredients except vanilla extract to crockpot, stirring to combine.
- Cook on high for 2½ hours or low for about 7 hours. Stir in vanilla and serve.
Disclosure: As a Love Grown foods blogger, I received a sampling of Love Grown products free of charge. However, I was not compensated nor required to write this post. All opinions are my own.