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Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours

Makes

8 servings

This warm breakfast cereal made in the slow cooker is a great way to get your veggies in the morning and keep a healthy diet! For extra crunch, I garnish individual servings with ground walnuts or pecans.—Debbie Kain, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Brown sugar, optional

Directions

  1. In a 4-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, combine the first 7 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until oats are tender and liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with brown sugar if desired.

    Pressure-cooker method: In a 6-quart electric pressure cooker coated with cooking spray, combine the first 7 ingredients. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 10 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes; quick-release any remaining pressure. If desired, sprinkle with brown sugar.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Steel-cut oats are also known as Scotch oats or Irish oatmeal.
  • Sprinkle with toasted nuts and a dollop of whipped cream. Try topping with candied ginger pieces and fresh pineapple.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 cup: 197 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

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