Slow Cooker Peach Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Peach Oatmeal – healthy oatmeal cooked right in the slow cooker with juicy Del Monte® peaches, pecans and cinnamon. Don’t miss out on the chance to win a $100 gift card below!

I hate to admit it, but I’m a breakfast skipper. Mornings are hectic and busy around my house and sometimes I just forget to eat.

Studies show that when you do eat a healthy breakfast, your body and brain are recharged, making you more efficient through the morning and afternoon. It’s also been proven that breakfast skippers tend to eat lots more at the next meal, making it harder to lose weight and easier to gain weight. No thanks!

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to maintain a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables. If you have a similar New Year’s goal and tend to be a breakfast skipper, I have the perfect recipe for you!

Oatmeal! Oats are awesome. They’re a whole grain that’s full of fiber and can lower your cholesterol. Oatmeal by itself is actually quite bland. It’s hard to talk my family into eating it.

But when I add in some other healthy ingredients like Del Monte® peaches with pecans, honey and cinnamon, my family comes running.

What’s even better is that it’s cooked right in your crock pot! All you have to do is mix the few ingredients together in a mixing bowl and pour it into your slow cooker. A few hours later, you have a healthy, filling, delicious breakfast.

You can eat one serving for breakfast and refrigerate the rest so you have oatmeal for the rest of the week. Just pull it out of the fridge and quickly reheat in the microwave. Or you can be nice and share it with your family. 😉 This breakfast is a winner at our house!

You know what else is a winner? Del Monte canned goods. Every single canned fruit and vegetable I buy is Del Monte brand. Plain and simple, they just taste better. 90% of their fruits and vegetables are grown in the United States. The peaches I used in this oatmeal were from right here in my state of California!

The majority of fruits and veggies are canned right away when they’re ripe and because of this, the flavor is locked in as well as the vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. This means better tasting and healthier fruit and veggies for you and your family.

This also means buying Del Monte canned goods makes keeping your New Year’s resolutions easier. If you have a pantry stocked with Del Monte, you have a garden right at your fingertips! Eating healthy was never as easy and delicious as it is now.

Start the New Year right and add some garden quality goodness to your table for delicious & nutritious meals your whole family will enjoy. 

Slow Cooker Peach Oatmeal

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup dry old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup diced Del Monte® Sliced Yellow Cling Peaches in Light Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. light butter spread
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, lightly mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour oatmeal mixture into slow cooker and place lid on top. Set for low 4 hours. Note: the cooking time really depends on your slow cooker! I’ve made this oatmeal several times and have put it on all different cook times. I’ve made it on low for 8 hours – right before I went to bed and eaten it as soon as I got up. I’ve made it on high for 2 hours and it’s been cooked perfectly! The key is to know your slow cooker and watch it to see if it’s done. The oats will be soft when finished.
  3. To serve, pour milk over the top. It’s delicious!
Here’s a little video I put together to help you with the steps of this delicious oatmeal:
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    Elena Istomina says

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    Andi G. says

    Great recipe, photos, and video, Jen! I need to do better about eating breakfast too, and this is a really good recipe to start with :) My favorite vegetables to keep stocked are seasoned black beans and petite diced tomatoes since I use them both in so many different things!

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    Amanda Hitchings-Higley says

    The only canned fruits I have in my pantry are peaches. Can never have enough of them, so you’ve given me another recipe other than peach cobbler to use them with! Thank you so much for this recipe! I can’t wait to use it.

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    Mallory @ Classy Clutter says

    First of all, you’re adorable. Hearing your voice makes me miss your sweet face soooo much!!!! Love the video and that oatmeal looks heavenly!!!!! xoxo!

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    samandsandy says

    I keep a lot of canned veggies and fruits. Can’t live without the different tomatoes, pears, and creamed corn.

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    HilLesha O'Nan says

    My favorite fruits and vegetables to have in stock are sweet potatoes, blueberries, sweet cherries, tomatoes, and peppers. :)

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    mocha89 says

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    mullin77 says

    We have corn, green beans,peas,lima beans,kidney beans,and peaches,pineapple,
    and pears in our kitchen cabinet

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    Vicki Andrew says

    I always try to keep fresh oranges and lemons on hand to add some fresh juice or zest to what I am making

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    Sami Bookout says

    Sounds great! some times I like the bland flavor of plain oatmeal, strange I know :) I’m def. going to try this recipe!

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    Steph@The SillyPearl says

    I always have onions, garlic, bananas, apples, and peas. Thanks for the giveaway and the recipe as well!

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    Chrysa Duran says

    I like to stock on things that last a long time like raisins, dried cranberries, dates, potatoes, onions, etc.

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    melissa sailoes licon says

    I love all fruits and veggies. But I never buy canned asparagus because they are so mushy–so we eat them like crazy when they are in season.

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    Tamar says

    I stock everything in my pantry: cranberries, beans of all types/sizes, green beans, corn, pineapples, potatoes, etc etc etc. I am a cannery!

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    linda prater says

    great recipe. I try to keep green bean, corn, and peas and a lot of fruit peaches, pears and can orange slices.

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    cindymerrill says

    My favorite fruits for my pantry are canned unsweetened Apple sauce, canned black cherries and wild blueberries.

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    amypugmire says

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    Susan Ladd says

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    shsc82 says

    Oooh, that sounds delicious. I always have beans and peaches on hand, lots of other things too. (littlesillysally at gmail dot com)

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    Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling says

    This looks delicious, Jen! No breakfast skipping here….I definitely need to try this!!

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    Leigh Golden says

    I just made this to have for breakfast this week. I am in love! I have been eating oatmeal a lot lately and this is a much better way to prepare it!
    I also really love recipes that I can use things that are on hand or need to get rid of from my pantry. I used a can of apricots (the best canned fruit), some vanilla almond milk, and some chopped walnuts that I have for a while.

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    Jelli says

    Jen, this oatmeal sounds incredible. My toddler and I love noshing on overnight oats (you know, the soaked fridge kind). I’d love to try this soon. Thank you for the Visa giveaway too. I tend to keep my fridge stocked with fresh produce, but sometimes have canned corn on hand in the pantry- I love to use it in taco filling!

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    Jennifer H. says

    We try to have corn and green beans, as well as mandarin oranges on hand.

    I made this last night and had it bake overnight. 8 hours on low was definitely too long for my crockpot, but I wasn’t going to get up in the middle of the night to shut it off after 4 hours, ha! So it overbaked and looked awful but still tasted good! :)

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    Kelly T says

    My staples are green beans, tomatoes, pineapple, pears and peaches.
    The oatmeal sounds yummy! I eat oatmeal everyday but have never eaten it with fruit, something I need to try. Instead of sugar I use a little flavored coffee creamer, I bet the hazelnut creamer would be yummy with the peach oatmeal!

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    D Schmidt says

    My favorite vegetables to stock in the pantry are sweetcorn, carrots, green beans and beans. I love to choose them all in a variety of recipes but I have to admit I am rather obsessed with green bean casserole at the moment!
    My favorite fruits to store are tangerines, pineapple and peaches! My children love to eat them straight from the cans and I like to use them in trifles.

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    I stock a variety of beans in my pantry. They’re heart healthy and very versatile. I eat oatmeal 6 or 7 times a week, I’m going to try your version, too.

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    sharonjo says

    I keep canned tomato products on hand along with canned peaches and pineapple and mandarin oranges (my favorite!)

    I eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning and am getting so tired of it. I think I’ll try your recipe for a new twist; it looks delicious! Thank you.

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    Neiddy says

    Our family’s favorite vegetable is corn and favorite fruit is pineapple. We always have some in our pantry

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    Laura says

    I haven’t had oatmeal in ages – this looks delicious! I like to keep pears, diced tomatoes, beans and onions on hand in my pantry… coconut milk, too – not sure that counts as a fruit :)

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    nannypanpan says

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    Vicky says

    We stock up on a lot of fruits and veggies in our house! We like mandarin oranges, peaches, pineapple, fruit cocktail, corn and green beans.

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    clynsg says

    I try to keep a pretty good supply of several fruits and vegetables on hand, but the mainstay is tomatoes, in various forms.

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    Terri Moore says

    I like to keep in stock canned corn, peas and tomatoes, mandarin oranges, pineapple chunks, pickles, olives and jars of artichoke hearts. Can always make something quick with those on hand.

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    Betty C says

    When I make oatmeal I have to doctor it up with fruit and nuts too. I’ve never tried the slow cooker oatmeal but you’ve inspired me. I always keep lots of fruit like peaches, pears and mandarin oranges and vegetables, especially corn, green beans and tomatoes.

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    Stephanie Larison says

    Canned green beans are the fave here. We have them pretty often so we keep a bunch in the pantry. My daughter is crazy about peaches, so we always keep some on hand too.

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    susan smoaks says

    I love to have canned pears stocked in my pantry. I can never have enough of them. susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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    Kayci Stanley says

    I like to keep canned peaches and pears in my pantry, and diced tomatoes are great to have on hand too.

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    DAWN Jolley says

    I always have cans of diced tomatos on hand. Its amazing how many recipes I add them to, including my homemade spaghetti sauce. We also love canned peaches or fruit cocktail!

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    Delight Meanor says

    I keep fruits and vegetables off all variieties in my cupboard. Want healthy eating for my family. Love being housewife and mother, grandmothe and great-great gradmither. Breakfast is important to me.

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    Melody Benschoter says

    We always have a can of pineapple and a can of cherry pie filling at hand to make dump cake! It’s our favorite go to dessert. Yum!

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      Never tried it but I’m sure it would be fine! Let me know how it works if you do decide to use fresh fruit. Thanks for the comment!

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    Karen3848 says

    I keep all tomato products in the pantry at all times: diced, sauce, paste, crushed…and even petite diced!

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    LoveCooking says

    Canned pineapple, pears or peaches turn ordinary dessert into something special. Canned green beans are something I use a lot, hominy is great for a quick posole’ and canned beans of any variety make almost anything you can think of, from soup to nuts (work great in brownies, etc.). Lots of different varieties of tomatoes, too.


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