Slow Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Banana Bread Oatmeal

For this morning’s breakfast, as my wife and I were hosting both of our parents, I decided to make an easy-to-prepare slow cooker meal. After a bit of searching, I found a recipe for Overnight Crockpot Banana Bread Oatmeal on the i heart eating website, and knew I had to make it. Why? Well, oatmeal is hands-down one of my favorite breakfasts. Also, banana bread is one of my mother’s most famous recipes that is my personal favorite comfort food that she makes. So pairing the banana bread flavor with oatmeal seemed like a perfect fit for a comfort food breakfast on a chilly college football Saturday.

In addition to pairing two of my favorite foods in one breakfast dish, this recipe also served another momentous purpose: It’s my 50th recipe for my 50 in 15 Challenge, officially wrapping up a successfully-completed challenge. The end result was indeed a comforting, delicious, and healthful bowl of pure goodness. It paired perfectly with a nice warm cup of coffee, a side of fresh fruit, and a few slices of my mom’s homemade banana bread (which she graciously brought down as a treat for us). If you’re in the mood for an easy set-it-and-forget-it breakfast, give this recipe a shot. You’ll be glad you did!


  • 2 c. steel cut oats
  • 6 c. water
  • 12 0z can evaporated milk
  • 2 medium bananas, mashed (approximately 1 cup)
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg


  • Brown sugar or honey
  • Sliced bananas
  • Fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc)
  • Chopped walnuts and/or pecans


  1. In a large bowl, combine the oats, water, milk, mashed bananas, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  2. Pour mixture into a greased crock pot. Cook for 6-8 hours on low.
  3. Serve topped with brown sugar or honey, sliced bananas, fresh berries, and nuts, as desired.


I don’t have much to say about special notes for this recipe, other than to warn you that your crock pot might get a bit messy, since for me, the oatmeal stuck pretty well to the edges of the pot. But other than a slightly harder-than-usual cleanup, this recipe was super simple. Not necessarily anything earth-shattering, as in the end it is just oatmeal. But it’s a great, flavorful, hands-off option for a warm and healthy breakfast.

Bon Appétit!


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