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** Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Gluten Free Hot Cocoa Oatmeal

  • Cooking Time:

    7-8 hours
  • Servings:



1 c. steel-cut oats, gluten free, (Bob Red's Mill has gluten free oats)
4 c. water
1/2 c. coconut milk or vanilla almond milk
2 T. cocoa powder
1 t. vanilla
1/4 t. salt
2 T. coconut palm sugar
2 T. raw honey
Nuts, for garnish

Breakfast of champions?  Check.  Feed the chocolate craving first thing in the morning? Check. Slow Cooker “Gluten Free” Hot Cocoa Oatmeal is a hearty and flavorful oatmeal that gives you a protein and chocolate fix in one!

  1. In a large bowl, combine the water, milk, vanilla, and honey. Add the cocoa, sugar, and sea salt. Lastly, add oats.
  2. Coat inside of a 4-Quart slow cooker with oil or use a Slow Cooker Liner. Pour in Oatmeal mixture.
  3. Cover and crock on LOW 1-2 hours, and then set to WARM when you head for bed.
  4. In the morning, give the oatmeal a good stir and top with some shaved chocolate and nuts to serve.(Note: If you like it really sweet, you can always add more honey or sugar right before serving.)

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7 years ago

Where in the world would one find Coconut palm sugar. Alternative?

7 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Not sure of your area but Kroger carries coconut palm sugar, in the baking aisle with the other sugar and sweeteners!

Shelley Drady Enright
Shelley Drady Enright
7 years ago
Reply to  Jo

I ordered my Palm Coconut Sugar from Amazon.

Chris George
Chris George
7 years ago

Can you use regular oatmeal? Any change to the quantity or the recipe if you do? What else can you use besides coconut palm sugar? This recipe sounds so great, i can’t wait to make it for my family!

7 years ago

This was excellent! Very easy to do the night before for a warm and satisfying breakfast. My kiddos loved it. I used raw sugar and coconut oil to line the crockpot. Topped with strawberries, mini chocolate chips and slivered almonds. I may take some to work with me for later…… Thank you!

Chris George
Chris George
7 years ago

Can this be made with regular oatmeal and sugar? I haven’t cooked “gluten free” so I don’t know if adjustments have to be made for cooking times, amount of fluid etc? Thanks!

7 years ago

Is the coconut milk from the can or from the dairy section similar to almond milk?

7 years ago

I made this for the kids for this morning. I thought it was really bland until I added choc chips and pecans. Does t stand for tablespoon or teaspoon?


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