• 13 Ratings

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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • 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.

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  • Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

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  • Serve oatmeal with brown sugar or additional maple syrup, chopped nuts, and milk. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

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.

For easy cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

320 calories; 7 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 187 mg sodium. 291 mg potassium; 57 g carbohydrates; 5 g fiber; 24 g sugar; 10 g protein; 437 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 28 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 101 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;


13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2