Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 3 hours
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup chopped peeled tart apple
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until liquid is absorbed and oatmeal is tender. If desired, serve with additional milk, walnuts and cinnamon.
Crock-Pot Oatmeal Tips
What's the difference between old-fashioned, rolled and steel-cut oats?Each kind of oats is as healthy for you as the next, but with slight differences in texture and cooking time. Both old-fashioned and rolled oats are flattened to cook faster than steel-cut oats. You'll find that steel-cut oatmeal takes 20-30 minutes to cook, and your finished dish will have a chewier, more toothsome texture than other kinds of oatmeal. Learn more about different types of oats.
What should I put in oatmeal?Use seasonal fruits and berries for sweetness, and reach for nuts and seeds (like chia, flax or sunflower) to add texture and more protein. To really mix things up, skip the sugar and treat your oatmeal as a savory breakfast grain bowl topped with a soft-cooked egg, spinach and bacon.
What are some alternative sweeteners I can use?You can mix in applesauce to sweeten your oatmeal, or top each bowl with agave nectar, honey or maple syrup.
What are some nondairy milks I can use?Replace the whole milk with coconut milk or almond milk for a flavorful dairy-free oatmeal.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 340 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein.
Aug 30, 2016
My kids loved this!! I had everything mixed up and in my small crockpot before bed. I did get up at 5am., add the milk, turned it on low and went back to bed. Perfect at 7am!Thank you. :)
Nov 26, 2015
I prepared this exactly as instructed and it was delicious!!!! Was definitely ready in two hours. Will be a staple in our house from now on! Also- we are a family of four and we could've had a little more, will double next time.
Jan 29, 2014
I made this with gluten free oats and almond milk. Since I used almond milk, I substituted almonds for the walnuts. Perfection! It did take 2 hours on low and an hour on high, but it was amazing. Thanks for this keeper!
Oct 27, 2013
Jan 16, 2012
I put a bowl inside the crock pot and filled the sourrounding with water. I made the steel cut oats in the bowl. This way the crock pot clean up was way easy. Otherwise you have a big mess on your hands unless you have a liner
Nov 4, 2011
delicious and easy to make! I omitted the raisins, as I don't eat them in any oatmeal. I tripled the recipe the first time i made it, and it took only about 1.5-2 hrs to be done.
Aug 24, 2011
Very, very good. Made it several times. However, it didn't take as long to cook as recipe said. Would recommend it for a easy to fix (have on hand) breakfast!!!!