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Slow-Cooked Fruited Oatmeal with Nuts Recipe

Slow-Cooked Fruited Oatmeal with Nuts Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 fat.