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Raisin Nut Oatmeal

There’s no better feeling than waking up to a hot, ready-to-eat breakfast. The oats, fruit and spices in this homey meal cook together while you sleep! —Valerie Sauber, Adelanto, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup steel-cut oats
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans


  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until liquid is absorbed. Spoon oatmeal into bowls; sprinkle with pecans.
Editor's Note: You may substitute 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats for the steel-cut oats and increase the fat-free milk to 4-1/2 cups.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 289 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 282mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 4g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • Spotted-Doe
    Apr 2, 2020

    Love this recipe! I always make mine with almond milk (adjust or eliminate sugar if milk is sweetened), add about 3/4 cup of moist coconut, extra cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg. I just love smelling this breakfast when I start coffee in the morning.

  • Cindy
    Feb 17, 2020

    No comment left

  • Rellierae
    Oct 18, 2018

    I have made a similar recipe for years. Try dates instead of raisins. Sublime!

  • jofloats
    Jan 15, 2018

    Perfect way to start your day.

  • Orbs
    Apr 1, 2017

    Delicious! I made it in the rice cooker and it turned out really good. Thank you, Valerie, for sharing this recipe.

  • mjflowers
    Feb 6, 2017

    This is such a delicious treat for the busy mornings. I love it because everyone can just grab a bowl and be on their way! I used almond milk as suggested and also doubled the oatmeal as it made it less soupy. :)

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Dec 24, 2016

    I used coconut milk and apple pie filling. It was really good, but too runny with the apple pie filling, but i added more oatmeal, and it was awesome.

  • proesner
    Dec 22, 2016

    No comment left

  • cookingnp
    Jun 4, 2016

    Really good. Made one alteration in substituting a can of apple pie filling for the apples when I doubled the recipe for my large crock pot. I also used almond milk as was suggested and everyone loved it.

  • Queenlalisa
    Jan 9, 2016

    This was delicious. I love a good bowl of hearty oatmeal. I did use lactose free milk.