Christmas Morning Oatmeal

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 04, 2022
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
Christmas Morning Oatmeal Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. Combine brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add apples and cranberries; toss to coat. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Dot with butter.
  2. 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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