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Christmas Morning Oatmeal

When I first tried this dish, I was convinced I was eating yummy apple crisp for breakfast. I even cut down on the butter, but this hearty oatmeal remained moist and scrumptious, and so convenient when cooked overnight. —Monica Lord, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups cranberry-apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional toppings: Chopped pecans, dried cranberries or sliced apples


  • Combine brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add apples and cranberries; toss to coat. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Dot with butter.
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, water, juice and salt; pour over apple mixture. Cook, covered, on low until liquid is absorbed, 7-8 hours. Serve warm; top as desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 287 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

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