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Pumpkin Chai Slow Cooker Oats

This seasonal breakfast recipe for Pumpkin Chai Slow Cooker Oats combines my favorite fall flavors, including pumpkin pie and chai spices, with healthy steel cut oats. This is an easy recipe made in a slow cooker or crock pot.



It was hard to wait until this week to share my first pumpkin recipe of the year. We purchased two large pumpkins for our front steps over the weekend, and I already finished one container of Pumpkin Pie Spice by baking several batches of pumpkin muffins. No shame. The more pumpkin spice the better.



I start craving oatmeal daily once the temperature dips below 60 degrees in the evening. I love using steel cut oats, but rarely have the patience or time to spend 30 minutes stirring the pot. A few years ago I realized how delicious steel cut oats can be made in a slow cooker – check out my Chai Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats and Blueberry Pie Slow Cooker Oats for other ideas.



This slow cooker oats breakfast recipe uses pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and chai spice. This combination of flavors made my house smell amazing! I have been enjoying these oats for breakfast {and sometimes snacks} every day this week.




Pumpkin Chai Slow Cooker Oats

A delicious breakfast recipe made easy in the slow cooker.

Servings 6


  • 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup OR brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp chai spice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Add all ingredients to a slow cooker / crock pot and stir.

  2. Cook on HIGH for 2 hours and 15 minutes. Stir as needed.

  3. Remove cinnamon stick before serving.

Recipe Notes

1. Any milk will work in this recipe. I prefer the flavor of almond milk.ā€Ø

2. This is a lightly sweet breakfast recipe. Add extra sugar if you want it sweeter.


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