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Slow Cooker Chunky Monkey Oatmeal and Quinoa

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 -10 servings
Author Amy Rains


  • 1.5 cups steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 5 cups almond milk* + more for garnish
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder*
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter + more for garnish
  • 2 ripe bananas mashed
  • Garnish:
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks or chips
  • banana slices
  • peanuts
  • cinnamon


  1. At night before going to bed, place oats, quinoa, almond milk, salt, maple syrup, cacao powder, and vanilla extract in slow cooker. Mix ingredients, and cover. Set your slow cooker to 4 hours low, followed by 4 hours warm (if possible). Alternatively, set slow cooker for 6-8 hours.
  2. In the morning, mix in peanut butter and mashed bananas. You may need to add in more almond milk if oatmeal is too sticky.
  3. Serve immediately and top with dark chocolate chips, peanuts or additional peanut butter, cinnamon, and sliced bananas. You may also want to pour more milk on top of each bowl of oatmeal.

Recipe Notes

*You can use any milk of your choice. You can also do part milk, part water, or all water. I prefer milk as it makes the oatmeal more creamy and flavorful.
**Cacao powder is a more nutritious alternative to regular cocoa powder. But, cocoa powder or dark chocolate cocoa powder also works well in this recipe!