Fall is here and that means the slow cooker and Instant Pot are both working overtime! 🙂 We're making all kinds of delicious, low point Weight Watchers foods and will be sharing them with you every day.
Today, we made slow cooker peanut butter and jelly oatmeal. It's low in points, very filling, and oh-so-tasty. It's also a very customizable recipe, so you can make it your own.
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal
My WW friend, Barrett, shared this “make your own” peanut butter and jelly slow cooker oatmeal recipe in her group, WW Living Life on Track. She was talking about how easy it was to customize the mix-ins, and I was sold! I knew I had to try it for myself.
Scroll down for a full points breakdown for each plan.
Crock Pot Oatmeal
Be sure to spray the inside of your slow cooker before adding ingredients so your oatmeal does not have a chance to stick. It doesn't always stick, but it's better to be safe than sorry! 🙂
It's easy to make oatmeal in the slow cooker and save it for later. We love mixing it up by adding other ingredients.
Benefits of Oatmeal
Oatmeal is a well-balanced source of carbs and fiber, and has many health benefits! Oats are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your body against the effects of free radicals (molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation).
If you're concerned about blood sugar, look no further than oatmeal! Oats can improve blood sugar control, especially in people who are overweight or have type 2 diabetes.
Oatmeal is filling! This means you can eat a 1/2 cup serving and be fuller than if you were to eat a piece of white bread. I love foods that stick to your bones. 🙂
Add-Ins for Low Point Oatmeal
Weight Watchers gives us the freedom of up to 300+ Zero Point foods we can add to our recipes. Depending on the plan you chose, you will have more or less Zero Point foods to mix-in to your oatmeal.
Be sure to track anything you add! Here are some ideas:
- nonfat yogurt and fruit
- shredded coconut, zero calorie sweetener, Lily's chocolate chips
- fruit and chia seeds
- cinnamon, PB2, bananas
- apple chunks (cook with the oatmeal) and cinnamon
- apple pie spice, cinnamon, and nutmeg
- marshmallow fluff and strawberries
- apple chunks and chopped walnuts
- cocoa powder and Lily's chocolate chips
- cocoa powder, Lily's chocolate chips, PB2, and bananas
If you're going to add fresh fruit, do so after it's finished cooking… unless you like warm bananas.
Weight Watchers 2020 Point Calculations
As you know, there are now 3 Weight Watchers plans to choose from! 🙂 This can make tracking difficult, but here at Smiley's Points our goal is to make sure every recipe is calculated for all three plans to make your life easier!
5 BLUE Points.
5 GREEN Points.
1 PURPLE Point. Oats are a Zero Point Food on the Purple Plan.. YAY!
Notes: PB2 is 1 point, Low Sugar Jelly is 1 Point, so if you take those out and add other mix-ins in, calculate accordingly. .
All point calculations are from the WW app and are accurate at time of posting. Feel free to calculate the recipe on your own in the WW or Healthi formerly iTrackbites app.
Does Oatmeal Work as Leftovers?
If you're worried about making too much with a full batch, you can cut the ingredients in half and it will be 3 servings instead of 6. Or, if you have any peanut butter oatmeal leftover, you can place it in the fridge in a sealed container. Crockpot Oatmeal will keep for 3 days. When you're ready to eat it again, reheat it in the microwave with a splash of milk.Print
Delicious crockpot oatmeal!
3 cups old fashioned oats
3 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 cups water
1 TBSP vanilla
1 TBSP cinnamon
2 TBSP PB2
1 TBSP low sugar jelly
Combine oats, milk, water, vanilla and cinnamon in your slow cooker
Cook on low (simmer) for about 3 hours.
Stir in PB2 and jelly or your favorite mix-in
This recipe makes 6 – 1 cup servings
1 PURPLE Point
5 BLUE Points
5 GREEN Points