How to Cook Oatmeal

One of the most underrated breakfast foods has to be oatmeal. This filling and delicious comfort food is easy to make and even easier to enjoy. It also goes well with a variety of other ingredients, making it customizable to your tastes.

Despite its convenience, many people shy away from cooking oatmeal at home because of the perceived difficulty in achieving the right texture. After all, we’ve all had oatmeal that was too runny, or too thick! But once you master oatmeal, the possibilities will be endless! So let’s take a look at how to cook the perfect oatmeal, by looking at one of our very favorite oatmeal recipes:

Pumpkin Oatmeal

While many people assume that pumpkin is a Fall flavor, we couldn’t disagree more. You can enjoy this tasty recipe all year long because it doesn’t call for fresh pumpkin. Just take a look at this easy-to-follow recipe!


1 cup Honeyville Steel Cut Oats

15 oz can Pumpkin Puree

1/4 cup Agave Nectar

2 cups Milk

1 tsp Vanilla

2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

4 tbsp Butter


1. Start by adding 1 cup of steel cut oats to your Fagor Electric Cooker. A slow cooker is an essential tool for those enjoying oatmeal on a regular basis.

2. Toss in the remaining ingredients and lock the slow cooker lid. Don’t forget to set it at the “steam” option.

3. Use the low setting and press it until you reach number 7, which indicates that you are cooking the dish for seven hours.

4. Once the timer goes off, you are ready to enjoy!

How simple is that? This recipe can be enjoyed any time of year. It’s a fan favorite and given it has so few ingredients, it’s likely you have most of what you need in your pantry already. It’s also a great way of preparing a healthy, cooked breakfast without spending a ton of time in the kitchen.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

Oatmeal can be a little fickle as far as consistency goes, but relying on a slow cooker removes the guesswork. You can even prepare it the night and leave the slow cooker running, so you have fresh oatmeal ready for you first thing in the morning! Plus, with only one pot for cooking, cleanup is an absolute breeze.

Try this recipe for yourself to see how quickly oatmeal becomes your family’s favorite breakfast food!