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Crockpot Oatmeal

bowl of oatmeal with toppings

Prepare our good ‘n healthy oatmeal the night before and get your day off to a healthfully delicious start!


  • 2 cups steel-cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups skim milk
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large, firm apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins


  1. Spray the inside of the slow cooker with non-stick spray.
  2. Add all ingredients except dried fruit.
  3. If you plan to cook the oatmeal for 8 hours or less you can use less water. Every slow cooker is different, so you may need to play around with the amount of liquid until you find what you like best. I used 7 cups and it came out fine, but I had some stuck-on oatmeal.
  4. Cook on low overnight.
  5. Add the dried fruit in the morning and cook for another half hour. You can add the dried fruit at night as well, but it gets pretty soft. The texture is better if you only cook it for a shorter time.
  6. Taste your oatmeal before adding any sugar—you might find that it is sweet enough on its own.

Makes approximately 6 cups.

Nutritional Information
Per one cup serving: 206.7 calories; 1.3 g total fat (0.1 g saturated, 0.4 g polyunsaturated, 0.4 g monounsaturated); 72.5 mg sodium; 3.3 mg cholesterol; 43.5 g carbohydrate (28.2 g sugars); 496.7 mg potassium; 8.2 g protein; 3.3 g fiber.


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