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Slow-Cooker Strawberry Steel-Cut Oats

4 - 7
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
8 hr 10 min
10 min
8 hr
These oats are sweetened with only dates and berries, but the addition of vanilla extract helps convey sweetness with no added sugar. Steel-cut oats are key here since the quick-cooking kind would turn out too mushy. The double dose of strawberry in these oats serves two purposes: The fresh berries offer juicy goodness, while the freeze-dried ones carry more concentrated flavor.


Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Plain unsweetened almond milk

4 cup(s)

Uncooked steel cut oats

2 cup(s)

Medjool dates

10 item(s), pitted and chopped

Freeze-dried strawberries

1½ cup(s), about 1 oz

Vanilla extract

1 tsp

Kosher salt

1 tsp


1 pound(s), hulled and chopped, divided


  1. Coat a 6-quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray. In the slow cooker, stir 3½ cups water, the almond milk, oats, dates, freeze-dried strawberries, vanilla, and salt. Reserve 1 cup of the chopped fresh strawberries. Stir the remaining chopped strawberries into the oats.
  2. Cover the oats and cook on Low until thick and tender, about 8 hours. If the oats seem loose, stir them well, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl. Ladle the oats into bowls. Top with the reserved chopped strawberries. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  3. Serving size: 1 generous cup oats and 2 tbsp chopped strawberries