Rating: 3.5 stars
13 Ratings
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  • 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


Recipe Summary

10 mins
6 hrs
6 hrs 10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

  • 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; fat 7g; cholesterol 5mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 57g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 5g; sugars 24g; protein 10g; vitamin a 437.3IU; vitamin c 1.2mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 28.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 187mg; potassium 291mg; calcium 101mg; iron 0.9mg.