Slow-Cooked Fruited Oatmeal with Nuts Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Fruited Oatmeal with Nuts Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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

Nutritional 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.


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until liquid is absorbed.
  2. Spoon oatmeal into bowls. Sprinkle with almonds and pecans; drizzle with additional milk if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Fruited Oatmeal with Nuts in Simple & Delicious February/March 2012, p23

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dbburrus19 User ID: 2163379 176566
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2013

"Okay. I have made this three times now. The third time was the charm. This does not take 6-8 hours to cook-only about four. If you overcook it, it does stick and burn to the sides of the crock-pot terribly, and the apples do dissolve.

So what I did was put it on before I went to bed, then in the middle of the night when I woke up (pregnant right now...) I stirred the oatmeal and turned it to warm. in the morning, it was perfect retaining all the yummy flavors. My family loved it."

BettySkog User ID: 6060161 192532
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

"The oatmeal burned to the sides of the slow cooker. The apples dissolved away. This was a disappointing disgusting mess to clean up."

lynnepearce User ID: 4638564 115197
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"Despite all the ingredients there wasn't a ton of flavor. It definitely needed the nuts, additional cranberries and some brown sugar when serving. It was easy and smelled great, but I'm not sure I'd make it again."

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