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**Slow Cooker Christmas Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Christmas Oatmeal

  • Cooking Time:

    HIGH for 8 hours
  • Servings:



1/2 c. brown sugar
1 T. ground cinnamon
1-1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
3 Granny Smith apples - peeled and diced
1 c. dried cranberries, raisins or other fruit of your choice
1/4 c. unsalted butter, cut into pieces
3 c. old fashioned oats (NOT quick cook)
3 c. water
1-1/2 c. apple juice
1-1/2 c. cranberry juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c candied walnuts (optional)


  1. Spray a 6-Quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray or grease with butter.
  2. Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl.
  3. Add the apples and cranberries (or other dried fruit), tossing to coat evenly with the sugar mixture.
  4. Transfer into slow cooker. Top with butter pieces.
  5. Mix the oatmeal together with the water, apple juice, cranberry juice, and salt in a bowl, and pour over the apple mixture in the slow cooker. DO NOT STIR. (Note: Can use 3 c. Cranapple juice, if desired.)
  6. Cover. Cook on HIGH for 2 hours then let the slow cooker stay on WARM the rest of the night while you sleep.

Stir before serving. Spoon into bowls and top with candied walnuts, if desired.

Happy Crocking!

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12 years ago

I tried this last night/this morning. I used 3 cups of CranApple juice instead of 1 1/2 cups each of Cranberry juice and Apple juice. We didn’t have the candied walnuts but it was sweet enough. We really enjoyed it and had enough for another breakfast and to give some away. It seems a little thin when it’s done but it thickens as it cools for a few minutes. I’ll definately make this again.

11 years ago

Is there really that much fat per serving? Or is it for the whole thing? How many servings does this make? It seems a lot for about 1/4 butter for the whole batch. I’d like to try it, but I’m not sure I want to start my day off with that many calories.

11 years ago

how many servings is this? sounds delish! i’ve been looking for a xmas morning breakfdast that can cook over night, but not eggs (allergy). this sounds perfect!

11 years ago

Can you use the steel cut oats instead of the regular rolled oats?

11 years ago


I made this over Christmas with rice as a base instead of oatmeal and it worked really well. I thought it worked great as a festive recipe, I even ended up having it for breakfast most days!!

Thanks x

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