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Raisin Nut Oatmeal Recipe

Raisin Nut Oatmeal Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 1. 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. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe Note

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.

Nutritional 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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Orbs User ID: 7287623 264191
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5877763 260860
Reviewed 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 User ID: 6334849 258568
Reviewed 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."

cookingnp User ID: 6095008 249066
Reviewed 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 User ID: 15400 241374
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

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

hon1hon1 User ID: 5334856 221405
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2015

"I tried this recipe with almond milk and it was fabulous! My entire family loved it! So delicious!"

Ninea User ID: 7686125 218788
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"Love it! My husband's favorite breakfast. I put in frig and he helps himself when ready to eat."

mah2493 User ID: 1937360 217471
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"This is soooo good! I made it for company prior to Thanksgiving, they all loved it. Very good."

jillknit User ID: 902626 217226
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015 Edited Jan. 20, 2015

"I will cut this recipe in half and put it in my little crockpot and perhaps shorten the time a bit."

ReneeC___NCalif User ID: 106192 217221
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015 Edited Jan. 15, 2015

"I'd love to try this. What are the chances of cutting the recipe in half, has anyone tried it with success? Editing to add....I tried it for breakfast this morning and I have to tell you this is delicious! My BIL was here from out of town and only last night did I find out he's not a big 'oatmeal fan'....gulp. But I went ahead with it anyway. My first comment was, 'it tastes like an oatmeal/raisin cookie' and I got agreement from both DH and BIL. I stuck to the recipe exactly (no need to half it) and I will also concur that (at least for my slow cooker) 7 hours was perfect. Great recipe...thanks! :)"

falknermimi User ID: 3056172 217204
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"I tied this and it didn't turn out too good but I'm going to try it again and tweak the amount of oatmeal and liquid. I think it just cooks too long for my cooker, so maybe I just don't need to cook it as long either. I loved the idea of waking up to breakfast being done."

asnunez User ID: 2408742 217139
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"We've made this recipe several times! Oh, so yummy!

For the person that's concerned with the milk being in the slow cooker, don't be. It's just fine. But if you insist that it's bad, consider using soy, almond or coconut milk. I know from personal experience that the coconut milk is excellent! Tastes like a bowl of oatmeal cookie dough!"

grandmajean56 User ID: 162083 217017
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"I haven't tried it yet but I wanted to reply to those who don't think it's safe to leave milk in a crockpot overnight. I would think that as long as it is being gently, continuously heated, there wouldn't be a problem. I'm going to try it tonight and check it out. Hopefully, it can be cut in half as 6 servings would be way too much for me."

333mello333 User ID: 1716973 217005
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"Love 'overnight' oatmeal! This is a great recipe and the nicest thing is that you can change the add-ins if you want."

queenmom3 User ID: 18582 216995
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"This recipe is great not discusting. Don't knock it if you haven't tried it. Make extra so you have some for the next day. Reheats well."

RosannTSarka User ID: 6447612 195535
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"I love these kinds of overnight oatmeal recipes but I always think twice about the food safety of using milk in a crock pot. Can anyone set my mind to rest?"

wendypursley User ID: 353276 212678
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"I can't stop thinking about this oatmeal! It is so yummy!"

sofidg User ID: 3717702 197405
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2012 Edited Jan. 20, 2015

"my family loves this oatmeal. i make ahead and pop in microwave in the morning."

bethevans User ID: 438665 192623
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2012 Edited Jan. 20, 2015

"We made this for a large family breakfast and doubled the recipe. It was a hit! We substituted dried cranberries for the raisins and thought it was great. Will definitely make this again."

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