• Pumpkin Pie Overnight Crock Pot Oatmeal {Soaked & Gluten Free}

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    Pumpkin Pie Overnight Crock Pot Oatmeal

     When the weather cools down, my children ask me for oatmeal for breakfast. This may surprise you because most kids don’t ask for oatmeal! Oatmeal doesn’t have to be boring!

    Growing up, we had oatmeal every Sunday morning. I wasn’t a fan! As I got older I “graduated” to the packaged microwaved stuff and I like that. Who wouldn’t? It’s loaded with sugar!

    Now that I’m a mom, I am always looking for healthy ways to liven up seemingly bland foods and this pumpkin pie overnight crock pot oatmeal fits the bill!

    Grains in their natural state contain an anti-nutrient called phytic acid. Soaking them in an acidic medium like apple cider vinegar or lemon juice helps break down the phytic acid making them easier to digest. If you eat grains, properly preparing them is important to your health. 

    We don’t eat oats a lot but we do eat them. There is evidence that oats can promote tooth decay as laid out in the book Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel so if you have teeth issues, pick up that book and you can learn more about that. 

    Anyway, back to the oatmeal. I wanted to recreate one of our favorite desserts, pumpkin pie. Pumpkins are so good for you! They are full of beta carotene and and vitamin C. This time of year, we put it in everything it seems. We can’t get enough of it. Adding it to oatmeal gives it a wonderful dimension and adds a unique texture to it.

    The oatmeal will be thick so add more milk, cream or coconut milk before serving to thin it out as desired, or add more liquid to the cooking process. 

    Pumpkin Pie Overnight Crock Pot Oatmeal {Soaked & Gluten Free}



      To soak oats
    1. The morning prior, combine oats, warm water and apple cider vinegar.
    2. Cover and place an a warm spot.
    3. To make oatmeal
    4. That night, combine the remaining ingredients in a small crock pot that has been greased on the bottom.
    5. Turn on low and cook overnight.
    6. Serve hot with cream, raw milk or coconut milk and extra butter and maple syrup if desired.
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    Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

     This is a warming, filling breakfast full of vitamins, minerals and good fats that will nourish the body and be enjoyed by the whole family.


    Do you like oatmeal? What’s your favorite “flavor”? Tell us in comments and recipe links are welcome!


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    34 Responses to Pumpkin Pie Overnight Crock Pot Oatmeal {Soaked & Gluten Free}

    1. Kat Jett
      October 12, 2013 at 8:56 am

      We are hiking tomorrow, and this will be great to jump start the family’s bodies. We can’t wait to try it, thanks for sharing.

    2. October 12, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      Since I have never soaked my oats I have a couple of questions.
      1) do you drain oats after soaking?
      2) do you put oats & other ingredients in the crockpot overnight or just the other ingredients and combine everything in the morning?

      • October 12, 2013 at 4:45 pm

        Hi Gretchen, Good questions! No, you don’t drain the oats. You put everything including the oats in the crock pot and cook overnight. Hope that helps!

        • Gretchen
          October 12, 2013 at 7:38 pm

          Perfect! Thank you for your reply and for providing such a great forum!

    3. October 12, 2013 at 11:04 pm

      This looks delish! I have pinned it!

    4. October 13, 2013 at 8:19 am

      yummy! I love pumpkin and I love oatmeal. Can’t wait to try this! My family is pretty good about eating oatmeal but everyone LOVES baked oatmeal and this sounds like it would be a similar consistency.

    5. Lou
      October 13, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      Yum yum yum, just finished two bowls!!

    6. October 13, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      Trying it tonight :)

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    8. Gretchen
      October 14, 2013 at 11:23 am

      This was my first whirl with the crock pot cooking method and things did not turn out as i expected. I can tell by the one bowl I scooped from the middle that this is a wonderful recipe so I am trying again tonight. Lessons learned: 1) Do not 1/2 the recipe until you know what you are doing 2) Set the pot on a timer if overnight is longer than 7 hours. 3) Consider yourself very lucky if overnight is longer than 7 hours

    9. October 14, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      My crockpot is big. Should I double the recipe so it doesn’t overcook?

      • October 14, 2013 at 8:32 pm

        Hmmm, I’m not sure, Shannon. I’ve always used my little one.

        • October 15, 2013 at 3:43 pm

          I just went for it and doubled it. It turned out great!

    10. October 15, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      This looks great! I love the idea of cooking something overnight and enjoying it the next morning ~ especially things of a pumpkin nature! :)

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    13. October 21, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      Sarah! I’m so excited about this recipe, just stuck everything in my crock after soaking. Can’t wait to eat this yumminess. Who says you can’t eat oatmeal for dinner ;) -Rama, Freshly Grown, VGN

    14. October 21, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      This sounds delicious!

      There seems to be no end to the ways we can use pumpkins. Other than tomatoes and maybe apples(?), I’m not sure of any other vegetable or fruit that is so versatile (or yummy). :)

      Thanks for this yummy sounding recipe.

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    16. Cindy
      October 22, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      Hi – Where can I find more information on the oatmeal and teeth and sprouting for health? there is so much to learn!
      Thank you kindly,

    17. October 24, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      How long do you cook your oatmeal? Do you use a standard size crockpot?

      • October 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm

        Hi Becky, Thanks for stopping by! I use a small crock pot and I cook it overnight…usually 7-9 hours depending on when I wake up. If you use a standard size crock pot, double the recipe.

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    20. October 30, 2013 at 11:24 am

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