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Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Oatmeal

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Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Oatmeal – The Fitchen

Halloween may be over and department stores may already be playing Christmas tunes, but it’s still pumpkin season. In fact, it will still be pumpkin season until Christmas cookie season begins. For that reason, it’s still perfectly acceptable to put pumpkin in, on, and with everything imaginable.

In scones and in tarts and in bread. And in oatmeal, definitely in spiced, slow-cooked, soul-warming oatmeal.

Even though it’s still pumpkin season, it’s never too early to get into the spirit of giving. The Fitchen is fast approaching one million, yes MILLION, all-time views. This is a huge milestone for our little blog and we are over the moon about it! It’s all thanks to you guys. Your reading, your sharing, your coming back post after post to see what I have to say. It means so much to me that you enjoy visiting this blog and that you share your thoughts through comments and emails. Little did I know that when we started The Fitchen, it would be such an incredible way to connect with and meet so many awesome people from around the world.

As my way of saying thanks, I’m giving we gave away a cookbook that I LOVE, which was written by Clotilde at Chocolate and Zucchini. It’s full of all kinds of delicious and beautiful French vegetarian recipes that I know you will love, too. [If you’ve been following The Fitchen for any length of time, you’re probably aware of my intense love affair with French food. ;) See exhibit A and exhibit B for more details on that.]

But wait – there’s more! A one-of-a-kind cutting board made by Clark will come came along with the cookbook.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Fitchen recipe and click here to subscribe to the blog. I’ll be selecting and notifying the winner next Wednesday, November 12th!  

We’ve chosen a lucky winner! Thanks to all who entered and commented – keep your eyes peeled for future giveaways!

The French Market Cookbook Giveaway

Cutting Board by Clark Cord

Now that we’ve discussed the important stuff, let’s get to the even-more-important stuff: the recipe.

Given the popularity of our cinnamon apple oatmeal, I figured a pumpkin-ed up version would be a home run. Whether you knew it or not, this is exactly what you were craving, right?

As it cooks, this oatmeal fills the whole house with that unmistakable smell – almost like you’re baking a pumpkin pie, but better. Together with hearty and filling oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup create the kind of breakfast that’s perfect for fall mornings.

Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Oatmeal – The Fitchen

Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Oatmeal – The Fitchen

Although the oatmeal itself is pretty fantastic, I think my favorite part of this recipe is that it cooks itself. Enter the crockpot…

There are three important reasons why cooking oatmeal in a crockpot is the best idea ever:

1) It’s easy.

2) You can make a huge batch to reheat for breakfast all week long.

3) It requires no bowls and no pans which means minimal cleanup.

It doesn’t get any better than that.

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Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Oatmeal

4.7 from 3 reviews

This hearty oatmeal is spiced with warm flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple and only requires a crockpot to make!

  • Author:
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups regular coconut milk [So Delicious, regular flavor is what we used]
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • pinch of allspice
  • pinch of ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large crockpot and stir to combine.
  2. Cook on medium heat for 4 hours or low heat for 6 hours until oatmeal is tender.
  3. …yes, it’s that simple.

Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Oatmeal – The Fitchen

Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Oatmeal – The Fitchen

41 Comments
  • Jenn
    November 20, 2014

    This looks amazing. I eat oatmeal every morning, but I have yet to make oats in the Crockpot. I can’t wait! Thanks!!

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  • thefitchen
    November 14, 2014

    Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway – we had so much fun reading all of your comments. Sandy is the winner of this one! Keep an eye out for more giveaways in the future. :)

  • Jenn
    November 11, 2014

    The Chocolate Chip Cookies! They are delicious!!!!

    • thefitchen
      November 11, 2014

      Yes! You’re so right. Love those – Clark knocked that one out of the park! :)

  • Cheryl
    November 8, 2014

    Love a lot of your recipes, but I think one of my favorites so far was from during the summer sometime. Not sure exactly what you called them, but it was loaded sweet potatoes. They were stuffed with peppers, onions, blackbeans, and quinoa. love them so much! Thanks for all you recipes!!

    • thefitchen
      November 11, 2014

      Good choice – those were so delicious! Easy Stuffed Sweet Potatoes… you’re so right, peppers, onions, beans, and quinoa. My mouth is watering just thinking about them!

  • Yoojin
    November 8, 2014

    i recently made your chipotle sweet potato hummus… it’s amazing :)

    • thefitchen
      November 11, 2014

      Anything with sweet potatoes is pretty much sacred around here. LOVE that hummus, though, so flavorful! Thanks for commenting. :)

  • Jason
    November 7, 2014

    The Fitchen has provided a good deal of cooking/baking inspiration for me (mostly via instagram, where I first discovered you) but I always come back to the recipe that I first discovered… Raw Energy Bars! They are a staple for me, even when I make minor variations of them (based on what I have on hand). I initially made them as a summer snack when I didn’t want to turn on the oven in my old (non-AC) Brooklyn home in the summer, but craved them in cooler weather, too! So, thanks for sharing that recipe ;)

    Also, that cutting board is HOT!

    • thefitchen
      November 11, 2014

      Been there done that with the no-AC apartment situation. Those energy bars are the perfect solution! So glad you enjoy them. :) Thanks for commenting.

      And isn’t it, though?! Whoever wins it had better share Instagrams of it in action!

  • Wayfaring Gent
    November 6, 2014

    This was tough but I like the bok choy kimchi. Mainly because it is unique and a lot of people are terrified of it. It is truly brilliant when done properly. Keep up the good work.

    • thefitchen
      November 11, 2014

      I completely agree. The word “fermented” is enough to give a lot of people the creeps – unfortunately! Bok choy is such a versatile and unique food/flavor/ingredient/condiment. :) Thanks for sharing!

  • Lauren
    November 5, 2014

    I love the savory smashed sweet potatoes, and this recipe looks AWESOME! I’m making it this weekend!

    • thefitchen
      November 11, 2014

      Ooooh… those are the bomb! So crispy and crunchy. :) Hope you enjoy the oatmeal!

  • Kim Henrichs
    November 5, 2014

    Clark’s Vegan & Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies! And wow, this oatmeal is getting made IMMEDIATELY!!

    • thefitchen
      November 11, 2014

      Those cookies, man. They are a tried-and-true standby around here. Just wait ’til you try the oatmeal!

  • Mike Dasalla
    November 5, 2014

    I’ve always wanted to try your sweet potato recipes, specially the Savory Smashed Sweet Potatoes w/ Lemon Garlic Aioli. Looks so delicious and easy to prepare. I also eat steel cut oatmeal every morning, so your Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Oatmeal would be a yummy twist!

    • thefitchen
      November 11, 2014

      Those are a must-try! They’re so crispy and tasty, and the aioli is surprisingly easy! Give this oatmeal a try, too. :) You won’t be disappointed!

  • Sandy
    November 5, 2014

    First of all, congrats on one Millie! (Lil Wayne voice) a Millie, a Millie, a Millie… ;) how about we rejoice over some good ol’ coffee cake, my favorite Fitchen recipe! Or some Bloody Marys?
    I’ve been subscribed since the beginning, xo.

  • Andrew Swazay
    November 5, 2014

    THE EGGPLANT BURGER! Pretty much was responsible for introducing my tastebuds to a veggie burger!

    • thefitchen
      November 5, 2014

      Once you’ve tasted a good veggie burger, it becomes a never-ending quest to find the next awesome one. Glad you tried and loved those! :)

  • Kristin Robinson
    November 5, 2014

    I’m new to The Fitchen, but I’d like to make the pecan pie pudding as soon as possible!

  • Lilli
    November 5, 2014

    Your chai-spiced scones! Or maybe this one, but I haven’t tried it yet. There are soo many great recipes on your blog I look forward to trying. Congratulations on the 1m views, that’s awesome!! x

    • thefitchen
      November 5, 2014

      Loved your photo on Instagram of them! They are so, so good! This is a delicious breakfast recipe – perfect this time of year. :) Thank you so much!

  • Veronique
    November 5, 2014

    My favorite recipe of yours are the Sweet Potato Hash Browns! So yum!

    • thefitchen
      November 5, 2014

      That’s a popular one and one of our favorites, too! :)

  • Haley Janovcij
    November 5, 2014

    My new favorite recipe is the Cast Iron Pan Apple Crumble- Yummm. I love so many recipes I couldn’t decide on just one all-time favorite!

    • thefitchen
      November 5, 2014

      That’s my current favorite, too! It’s so easy and delicious. :)

  • Ali @ Farmers Market Vegan
    November 5, 2014

    I LOVE your creamy sweet potato salad with dill, and I’m already subscribed! :)

    • thefitchen
      November 5, 2014

      Just thinking of that salad takes me right back to summer… yum! Thanks for commenting, you’re entered!

  • Cody
    November 5, 2014

    My kitchen has never smelled as good as it did when I made your Ratatouille. That recipe blew me away.

    • thefitchen
      November 5, 2014

      RIGHT? I don’t know what I love more about ratatouille… the way the house smells while it cooks or the way it tastes. Good choice!

  • Susan
    November 4, 2014

    By far the chocolate chip cookies! Always a hit when I make them. Love the waffles and pancakes, too !!

    • thefitchen
      November 5, 2014

      Yes! You can’t go wrong with those cookies, Clark knocked it out of the park with that recipe. :)

  • Shelley
    November 4, 2014

    My favorite Fitchen recipe is probably the sweet potato hashbrowns! So good! Also I have been dying to have that French Market cookbook :D

    • thefitchen
      November 4, 2014

      Mmmm! Good choice – I love those, too! Thanks for sharing. :)

  • Nancy
    November 4, 2014

    Is this the correct amount of liquid? Only 1 cup of water? and it serves 8????

    • thefitchen
      November 4, 2014

      Whoops! I jumped the gun and skipped that something when typing in the recipe – it also gets 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk. Sorry!

      • Nancy
        November 5, 2014

        Thanks! :)

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