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Slow-Cooked Fruited Oatmeal with Nuts

 Slow-Cooked Fruited Oatmeal with Nuts
The beauty of this breakfast is that you can set the slow cooker overnight and, with nothing more than a ladle, spoons and bowls, feed a crowd in the morning. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups chopped apples
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons chopped almonds, toasted
  • 6 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • Additional fat-free milk

Directions

  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, combine the first
  • eight ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until
  • liquid is absorbed.
  • Spoon oatmeal into bowls. Sprinkle with almonds and pecans; drizzle
  • with additional milk if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 306 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 28 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber,

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Slow-Cooked Fruited Oatmeal with Nuts (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 fat.