Slow Cooker Fruit, Nuts, and Spice Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Fruit, Nuts, and Spice Oatmeal

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"A delicious, creamy oatmeal that's slow-cooked overnight with apples, cinnamon, cranberries, almonds, and pecans. A great way to wake up in the morning! Serve with brown sugar and milk. Enjoy. "

Ingredients 8 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 326 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 326 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.2g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the oats, apple, cranberries, almonds, pecans, water, milk, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and butter in a slow cooker. Cook on Low overnight or 8 hours.
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Sarah Jo

Very, very good. Instead of water, I used apple cider and I used whole milk. The whole family devoured this. Quite the nice breakfast to wake up to, smelling all wonderful and cheery. I'll make this again. NOTE: I used a steel cut oatmeal for this recipe. Very important to know that you'll get different results if you use a different type. Next time, I'll add the nuts right before serving, so it dosen't get all cooked in with the oatmeal. I'd like a little crunch. I should clarify, I used the "warm" setting on my Crockpot. Mine's an old 70's version that has one of those. I didn't have any issue with mine burning. I do go to bed really late so mine probably went into the crockpot closer to midnight so mine wasn't cooking any longer than six hours.


I've used a similar recipe many, many times. First time it burnt to the pot. My basic-as-be Crock Pot tends to run hot, so I use tried the Keep Warm setting. Also, lay a dishtowel over the pot before you out the lid on to absorb condensation and keep it from dripping back in to make oatmeal "soggy mush". You will be pleasantly surprised in the AM.


After making many, many dishes from this wonderful website, this is my first total failure. I even read other reviews first for slow cooker oatmeal, and was forewarned about it turning to mush and burning the crock pot. I sprayed the crock with Pam, and being the eternal optimist, I thought that would not happen to me... :( No such luck. I do have a crock pot that runs "hot." One reviewer said hers was the same and she cooked it on the "warm" setting. I should have listened. I will try this again, but during the day when I am awake to monitor it. Well, off to scrub my crock pot...