Fruited Irish Oatmeal

Make this slow cooker oatmeal for weekend guests or anytime you want a hot, no-fuss breakfast. Be sure to use steel-cut Irish oats; no other type will stand up to long cooking.

Fruited Irish Oatmeal
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Makes:
8 servings
Prep:
10 mins
Cook:
6 hrs to 7 hrs (low), 3 to 3 1/2 hrs. (high)
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Fruited Irish Oatmeal

Ingredients
2
cups steel-cut Irish oats
5
cups water
1
cup apple juice
1/4
cup dried cranberries
1/4
cup golden raisins
1/4
cup snipped dried apricots
1/4
cup maple syrup
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
 
Brown sugar or maple syrup
 
Chopped toasted walnuts or pecans
 
Milk

Directions

  1. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine oats, water, apple juice, cranberries, raisins, apricots, the 1/4 cup maple syrup, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
  3. Serve oatmeal with brown sugar or additional maple syrup, chopped nuts, and milk. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Test Kitchen Tip:

To reheat, place a single serving of oatmeal in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, covered, on 100-percent power (high) for 1 minute; stir. Cook, covered, for 15 to 30 seconds more or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

(Fruited Irish Oatmeal)
    Per serving:
  • 320 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 5 mg chol.,
  • 187 mg sodium,
  • 57 g carb.,
  • 5 g fiber,
  • 24 g sugar,
  • 10 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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