Slow Cooker Chai-Spiced Oatmeal

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Rated 5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
Slow Cooker Chai-Spiced Oatmeal
Slow Cooker Chai-Spiced Oatmeal


  • cooking spray
  • 3½ cups plain non-dairy milk
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon black tea leaves
  • 1½ teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For best results, we recommend using:


  1. Prepare the crock of a slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Blend non-dairy milk and cashews in a blender until smooth; pour into the prepared slow cooker. Alternately, put the ingredients into the crock and blend with an immersion blender until smooth.
  3. Stir oats, salt, maple syrup, tea leaves, ginger, cinnamon, salt, cloves, allspice, and cardamom with the cashew-milk mixture.
  4. Cook on Low for 6 hours.
  5. Stir vanilla extract through the oatmeal to serve.
Mealthy tip:

Steel-cut oats are great for preparing ahead of time! After cooking, the oatmeal can be refrigerated and stored for up to 5 days or portioned into individual ramekins and frozen for 3 to 4 months. When serving the oatmeal after freezing, allow to fully thaw in the refrigerator overnight before heating in the microwave or on the stovetop.


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Sam Dalton says:

Good recipe! If you love anything chai-spiced I recommend you try this! Perfect for those early mornings.

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Jessica Scott says:

I love all things chai, and this oatmeal is no exception. I used old fashioned oats, just because I prefer them to steel cut. Other than that, I didn't make any changes to the recipe. The seasoning combination was perfect, and the black tea was a nice, simple touch to the overall flavor of this oatmeal. Who knew a slow cooker would be good for making oatmeal! It's now the main thing I make in it.