Slow-Cooked Fruited Oatmeal with Nuts

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours


6 servings

Updated: Mar. 08, 2023
The beauty of this breakfast is that you can set the slow cooker overnight and, with nothing more than a ladle, spoons and bowls, feed a crowd in the morning. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
Slow-Cooked Fruited Oatmeal with Nuts Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups chopped apples
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons chopped almonds, toasted
  • 6 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • Additional fat-free milk


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, combine the first eight ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until liquid is absorbed, 6-8 hours.
  2. Spoon oatmeal into bowls. Sprinkle with almonds and pecans. If desired, drizzle with additional milk.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 306 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 6g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 fat.