Slow Cooker Blueberry and Banana Quinoa Oatmeal

This new twist on traditional oatmeal adds plenty of health benefits without sacrificing flavor.

Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and can help lower blood pressure. Adding bananas to the mix increases potassium and can help with digestive health. The addition of quinoa provides added protein and amino acids to help fill you up and get your day off to a good start.

This healthy breakfast is a great option for adults and kids to enjoy. Research shows children who eat a balanced breakfast perform better in school. Plus, this tasty morning dish can be prepared the night before, which means one less chore in your a.m. routine.

If you want to try more blueberry-packed options, check out these recipes:

Photo credit: A Healthier Michigan

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups steel cut oats
  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1½ cups frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 3 medium ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups of coconut water
  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • extra blueberries, sliced banana, and/or nuts for garnish (optional)

Slow Cooker Blueberry and Banana Quinoa Oatmeal

Instructions
1. Spray a 6-qt. slow cooker with cooking spray or use a slow cooker liner.
2. Add in all the ingredients (except optional ingredients for garnish) and stir until combined.
3. Place the lid on tightly and set the slow cooker to cook for 5 hours on low and then let it sit for another hour or so on warm.
4. Give the oatmeal a couple stirs, serve hot and garnish. Enjoy!


Nutrition Information per Serving:
Nutrition Facts
18 Servings Total
1 serving = 2/3 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 108.9
Total Fat 1.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 24.6 mg
Potassium 154.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22.7 g
Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
Sugars 7.5 g
Protein 3.0 g
Vitamin A 0.5 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 5.1 %
Vitamin C 5.2 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.8 %
Calcium 1.5 %
Copper 1.6 %
Folate 1.0 %
Iron 6.4 %
Magnesium 1.6 %
Manganese 10.7 %
Niacin 0.7 %
Pantothenic Acid 0.6 %
Phosphorus 0.5 %
Riboflavin 1.4 %
Selenium 0.4 %
Thiamin 0.9 %
Zinc 1.5 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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    1. Hi Dawn, Thanks for your comment. I have updated the nutrition information so you can use it. I hope you enjoy the recipe.

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