White Mocha Slow Cooker Oatmeal
Have you fallen in love with Monday’s mocha oatmeal, yet? Well get ready, because here’s your second love: white mocha oatmeal. I’m pretty certain this week will go down in my blogger history (those are probably just called archives) as the week I ate nothing but caffeine. I promise, not everything I eat is full of coffee! Just my breakfasts
While mochas are fantastic, white mochas are more Josh’s style. He freaked out over the milk chocolatey version, so I figured I’d throw him a bone and make an oatmeal I knew would get him out of bed in the morning. It may be a little higher in sugar and you miss out on some of the health benefits of real chocolate, but it’s delicious and not everything can be perfect.
If we want to split hairs, I could argue that this is almost healthy. It’s at the very least healthier than a real white mocha with all of its whole grains and fiber. If you’re looking for a real health punch, come back on Friday – I’ll be sharing a coffee inspired oatmeal complete with a vegetable!
- 1 c steel cut oats
- 2 c coffee, room temperature (see note)
- 1 c unsweetened almond milk or any low fat milk
- 1 c water
- ⅔ c white chocolate chips
- Sweetener, to taste
- Optional toppings: light whipped cream, strawberries, milk, a drizzle of caramel
- If food tends to stick in your slow cooker, spritz with nonstick spray.
- Combine all ingredients except sweetener in a slow cooker and stir until well mixed.
- Cook on low for approximately 8 hours.
- Remove lid and stir. If you prefer a thicker oatmeal, turn to high and let cook, stirring occasionally, until desired thickness is reached.
- Taste and add sweetener, if desired. I found my chocolate chips added enough sweetness on their own.
- Serve topped with light whipped cream, chocolate shavings, strawberries, or whatever delicious flavors you can think of.
Decaffinated coffee will work just as well. Can sub out for water if you just want white chocolate oatmeal.
Nutritional estimate does not include any sweetener – I found it to be plenty sweet from just my chocolate chips, but adjust to your own tastes.