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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 167.8
  • Total Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.3 mg
  • Sodium: 142.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 5.7 g

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Apple-Cinnamon Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Apple-Cinnamon Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Introduction

Start the day off right with sweet and creamy slow cooker oats for breakfast. The evaporated milk adds such creaminess that you'll think you're having pudding for breakfast. Start the day off right with sweet and creamy slow cooker oats for breakfast. The evaporated milk adds such creaminess that you'll think you're having pudding for breakfast.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 cups rolled oats
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    2 Granny smith apples, peeled and diced
    1/2 cup evaporated 2% milk



Tips

Add raisins, honey, ground flaxseed or chopped walnuts before serving, if desired.


Directions

Coat the inside of a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker, then pour in 6 cups of water. Cover and set on low heat for 8-9 hours.

Serving Size: Makes 6 one-cup servings






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  • 63 of 63 people found this review helpful
    I make a similar recipe with steel cut oats (1 1/2 cups), NO evaporated milk, 1/4 cup sliced almonds, and 5 cups of water for 8 hours; love it. - 3/28/12

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  • Very Good
    40 of 40 people found this review helpful
    My favorite breakfast is oatmeal! Sometimes, I don't have time to make it though. This recipe makes it possible to have it every morning! I put it in six microwaveable dishes with lids, and refrigerate. Then pack one to go if breakfast is going to be a little later, and not at home! - 5/16/12

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  • 34 of 34 people found this review helpful
    I have a similar recipe but doesn't use milk. For the liquid I use Apple juice, instead of water. I also add walnuts, raisins, and nutmeg. Every batch tastes just a bit different as I love to experiment. - 3/29/12

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  • Very Good
    31 of 32 people found this review helpful
    Terrific recipe, and versatile--can easily reduce it or increase it, depending on how many you need to serve, add or change ingredients, and slow cook it or not! I used steel-cut oats, added water and a half cup of Greek yogurt in place of evapo milk and natural unsweetened applesauce for one apple. - 5/9/12

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  • 21 of 21 people found this review helpful
    Just a comment for those who don't know this already: but the oats that take 3 minutes in the microwave/stove top are QUICK oats. 'Real' oats take much longer and is what should be used here. Also, subbing apple juice for the milk is a very high calorie sub. add a star anise or cloves for a change. - 11/23/12

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  • Good
    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
    Waking up to the smell of fresh apple cinnamon oatmeal was wonderful, but I didn't like the consistency of the recipe. This was much too mushy for me. If you like runnier oatmeal, you will like this recipe. - 3/27/12

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  • Very Good
    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
    The original recipe is very good. Last night I discovered I didn't have the apples. So I substituted 1 c. unsweetened blueberry applesauce and cut the water back by 1/2 cup. It worked great and shows how versatile this recipe can be. No reason to miss a hot breakfast ever again, even running late! - 3/8/12

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  • Very Good
    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Made this last night using 5 cups of water and and cooked it for 9 hours. It turned out perfect. Will be great having leftovers for work the rest of the week. - 4/3/12

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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    The nutrition info is WAY off on this one.
    Triple the carbs listed! 27 grams total per serving, not 9!
    18g of carbs for .33 c of oats.
    7g of carbs for .33 apple.
    2g of carbs for .08 c evaporated milk.
    Dangerous mistake for anyone with diabetes.
    Please update the info! - 1/12/13

    Reply from CHEF_MEG (1/17/13)
    Oh my goosh- good catch. I've changed the nutritionals on the recipe. The oats that I selected from the nutrition tracker did not list carbs on the orginal recipe.
    Chef Meg


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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    The taste was fine but the consistency was soupy. Read other comments and would like to use steel cut oats next time. - 4/2/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this during the day, so that it was done at night, then refrigerated it in 1-cup containers overnight. The consistency was perfect in the morning! Great recipe, and I'll look forward to trying it with steel-cut oats. - 12/2/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Made with vanilla soy milk-was fabu! - 3/28/12

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  • 5 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. Can Fat Free Evaporated Milk be used? - 3/8/12

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very nice. I added some Splenda to the mix for added sweetness. I also let it cook a little longer to thicken. - 5/12/12

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    When I make this, I use 2 cups steel-cut rolled oats, 4 cups water (no milk), 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 apple diced and 1/2 cup raisins. When I serve, I add splenda or truvia because it needs "something"! This is so nice to wake up to. - 6/19/13

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I make this but reduce the water to five cups and add a little ground cloves, ginger chopped walnuts and raisins to cook all night. The raisins plump so nice and are like a little burst of flavor all their own when you bite into them. - 11/22/12

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  • O.K.
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Not quite sure what I did wrong but it was more "soupy" than anything and rather bland. Once it cooled it did "gel" more but never even remotely looked like the photo that's shown. I'll try this again but will cut back on the water. - 4/10/12

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  • O.K.
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    We were a little disappointed with this, as we have tried slow cooker oats before and this ended up quite mushy. We did use regular rolled oats and I wonder if it would have turned out better with thick rolled oats. We have had better luck with steel cut oats in the slow cooker. - 4/7/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this is a very good recipe except I just make it with water instead of milk and add a little brown sugar to it.it makes a lot so I freeze my portions and I'm ready for my early mornings at work. - 11/22/13

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It tastes fine but it lacks the oatmeal texture I like. - 1/6/13

    Reply from CHEF_MEG (1/11/13)
    Take the same ingredients and make on the stove top. Chef Galvin


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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It's absolutely fabulous! - 11/8/12

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My son loved it but my husband said it was too bland. I will try it again and use some of the other add ins to see if my family enjoys the taste more. - 10/26/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I, too, thought it was soupy for my taste. My husband likes his oatmeal that way. I put mine on the stove and cooked a little longer at higher temp. I added nutmeg and walnuts. Do like the convenience of putting it in one cup containers for another breakfast. - 10/17/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Going to put this in the crockpot tonight for tomorrow morning, sounds wonderful! - 11/22/13

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  • 1 of 12 people found this review helpful
    If the recipe calls for granny smith apples, why are the apples in the picture red? - 11/8/12

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I didn't care for this recipe. The smell was wonderful, but the taste was too bland for me. - 9/26/12

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used rolled oats as others have suggested, and the consistency is, indeed, like pudding. Thanks everyone! However, it was too bland for me although I added more cinnamon. I'll add a little maple syrup. Next time, I'll also try adding raisins. - 9/25/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this today except I used steel cut oats, skim milk and pecans. Everyone loved it! Will definately be making this more during the fall and winter, probably experimenting with different fruits and spices. - 9/24/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We found this a little bland. :( I had to add some sugar and more cinnamon and it still was just ok. It may be a good base recipe to get my oatmeal making in progress though. I have lots of things I want to try with this. - 9/23/12

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  • Bad
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and should have listened to the other comments made. This was super mushy and bland. I even added more cinnamon to the recipe. I added less water and it was still mushy. I agree with using steel cut oats instead. - 8/7/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Needs more flavor. Will have to experiment. - 8/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We love this recipe! Will make it again. - 4/14/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm used to instant, flavored oatmeal, so this was a bit bland for me. I also like mine pretty thick and given the other comments I reduced it by about a cup. I ended up adding peanut butter to mine for some flavor. - 4/8/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this overnight last night and it was VERY mushy. It also is quite bland tasting. I am wondering if Steel oats would be a better option and less water. The carb and sugar count is also not accurate. - 4/6/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    reheats well. added a little brown sugar to give it a little more flavor. - 4/5/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this w/regular skim milk. Not sure if I liked the texture. May have to pick up evaporated milk & try again. Will also try makeing a smaller batch as I am the only one who even eats oatmeal. So tomorrow I will find out how well it reheats. - 4/1/12

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was really nice to have breakfast ready when I got up, and the house smelled really great. I ended up adding some splenda and skim milk to my bowl of oatmeal, because it was kind of blah. I will try it again with more spices. - 3/31/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tried this recipe. Not good . . . cooked 8 hrs on low and it was awful . . . had to throw it out. I used quick cooking oats since the recipe didn't specify what type, and this may be the reason it didn't work. - 3/29/12

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    What am I missing? Rolled oats cook very quickly on the stovetop - why use all that time and electricity? - 3/29/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used steel cut oats & almond milk - much healthier, and added walnuts for a heart-health boost. Yummy! - 3/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is so good.......I have also added Blueberries. - 3/28/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this for my book club. They were my ginnea pigs. Everyone loved it. Something great to wake up to on a cold blustery morning. - 3/28/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved this and so did my sons! - 3/28/12

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  • Made it with 5 1/2 cups liquid and it was too runny, otherwise good. Will make again with 4 1/2 cups of liquid. - 11/23/14

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  • Tried it exactly as written, Didn't care for it. Quite bland, soupy but sticky. Will stick to my microwave - whole lot less clean-up and better taste and texture. - 11/15/14

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  • Really expected this to be better! It smelled amazing, but IMO it had no flavor. I think the 6th serving got stuck to my crock pot even though I used cooking spray! I needed to add 1/4 cup of raisins and 2 packets of Splenda to sweeten it up so I could eat it. It was OK, but not a favorite. - 10/4/14

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  • Tastes like paste, horrible, way too runny. Would reduce water to only 3 cups but will not try again because it was so bad - 9/6/14

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  • I make mine like NotGivingUp49 does. But I add dried fruit too. - 9/5/14

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  • I don't use evaporated milk and more often than not, will use raisins. - 9/5/14

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  • This recipe is great but I usually make regular rolled oats (not quick ones) easily in the microwave. 1/2 cup oats to 1 cup water. Microwave on 50% for 5 min. Add whatever while cooking or after-apples, dried cranb. or cherries, nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. Fast and easy! - 9/5/14

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  • Why does the recipe use rolled oats when it's supposed to be a steel cut oat recipe? - 3/20/14

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  • This recipe was a total flop. It stuck terrible to the crockpot. It tasted horrible. I would never make it again! - 1/14/14

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  • I usually have no time for breakfast, so gave this a try. It was very easy to put together, I added a bit more cinnamon, and I was happy that I did. I ended up having to add some sugar to this, as it was very bland for me. Will add MORE cinnamon next time so that I don't have to add sugar. - 1/13/14

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  • I used regular oatmeal and mines over cooked. I cooked it a little under 8hrs. Not sure where I went wrong but its like baby food and not sweet enough for us. - 1/13/14

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  • I just made this last night and it turned out nothing like I thought. I did everything that the recipe except I used Organic rolled oats (since I couldn't find non-orgnanic). It looks burnt and it is brown in color. Is this right? - 1/13/14

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  • I made the slow cooker oatmeal once, and it took me the same amount of time to heat it up in the microwave as it does to make it fresh in the microwave, and the texture was like mush. I'll stick with my microwave oatmeal (not instant - I use Old Fashioned oatmeal). - 1/1/14

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  • I made this, but subbed allspice, ff evaporated milk, and added dried cranberries. I think next time I will reduce the water and add a little salt. Would like to try steel cut oats, too. - 1/1/14

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  • Use 2 qt. slow cooker, steel cut oats, FF canned milk, add craisins and a large cinnamon stick. Delish! - 12/7/13

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  • Use steel cut oats or the mixture is "soupy". Also, use fat free evaporated milk and decrease the fat and calories. I also add dried fruit to the mixture and some walnuts instead of the apple. I buy cans of mixed, dried fruit and throw in about 1/2 cup. - 12/2/13

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  • We are empty nesters so what the heck can we do with the leftover oatmeal? Hate to toss it out and we were concerned about reducing recipe amounts in crockpot overnight. HELP! - 11/25/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Don't like oatmeal. - 11/24/13

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  • We found this recipe to be very runny and tasteless. We had to add walnuts and lots of syrup to give it any taste. After being very excited about trying it because of it's ease and because we love oatmeal, we were very disappointed. We did follow the recipe exactly. - 11/23/13

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  • why would I cook oatmeal for !8! hours? It would only take far less time, and have a fresher taste. It would also be way more than i would eat in a week. .... Hope you all enjoy it. - 11/22/13

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  • What do you use instead of the toxic Cooking Spray to make this a healthier breakfast? Does Coconut Oil work? The comments are great, now I have some alternatives and something to wake up to that won't take time to cook out of my busy morning spurt to work. - 11/22/13

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  • made this yesterday, not overnight as slow cookers tend to cook way too fast. took about 4 hours, but probably still too long. anyway, it turned out mushy. is serving size 1 cup? not much flavor. i'll try it with less water if i attempt again. - 10/14/13

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  • NOt bad - i used steel cut oats, and it turned out well. I left it in too long and it got stuck - 9/23/13

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  • TIME CONSUMING BUT GOOD - 9/10/13

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  • Good one and so simple! I use the same ingredients except use plain milk and water. That way I get more calcium. - 8/10/13

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  • We used instant oats but did not care for this recipe. It tasted flat even when we added extra cinnamon. I love oatmeal but this nearly did me in. - 6/12/13

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  • very good. I used tea instead of water. I often use tea to flavor foods I am cooking. I can choose the flavor, sweet or not and I am not adding any calories or Gluten which I have to be aware of. - 1/22/13

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  • I add different spices every time I make this. I do use less water. I have made it several times and other than the first time when I added the full water, we love it. I love waking up to a hot breakfast. Hubby adds brown sugar when he eats it but I enjoy it without the added sugar. - 1/22/13

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  • wjat size crock pot is needed for the recipe as printer? - 1/20/13

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  • My wife, DSSECRETS, made this! We had it Saturday morning, the day before our Half Marathon. OMG, it was so good! I will probably have a small bowl on race morning Deelish! I think she will try steel cut oats next time and less water for a bit more thickness. - 1/19/13

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  • Yummy! - 1/16/13

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  • I made this recipe with steel cut oats. It was very bland. Kind of like pasta if you don't add salt to the water... .so I doctored it up by adding a bit of salt and lots more cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg and some applesauce. It was very delicious and the consistency was just right! - 1/11/13

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  • We didn't even eat it. I threw it out after a spoonful. It was very runny and what wasn't runny was lumped together, it smelled weird and tasted like watered down apple milk. So sad, I was really looking forward to it. I even omitted 1 cup of water so it would be thicker after reading the reviews. - 1/6/13

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  • I add Candied Ginger , just a pinch for the Holidays - 12/25/12

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  • very oooey-gooey! I added some brown sugar, a little bland without it. - 12/12/12

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  • O.K.
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What do I do with the rest of the canned milk? - 11/26/12

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  • I use Sprouts 6 grain oats in the bulk section. Half cup oats and half cup water add pinch of salt. I microwave for 2 min. And stir it up. Add nuts, cranberries etc and half cup almond milk. DONE! Yummy to me! - 11/23/12

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  • I usually cook my in the microwave, which doesn't take that long, 2 1/2 minutes, I can see if you didn't have a microwave or didn't have time in the morning to cook and will have to try this myself. - 11/23/12

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  • I love this; it is so easy and tasty. - 11/22/12

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  • wow...thi is good for a famly that is busy ...going to share with other family members - 11/21/12

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  • add one piece of whole wheat toast, dry and you have something. - 11/21/12

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  • I prefer more texture and like to bite into something. When I tried this the oats were not recognizable as oats anymore. I did use traditional long cooking rolled oats so I was quite surprised by that. I also had a very sticky pot to clean - not too much fun! - 11/8/12

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  • good to know . also good to eat . ready to serve many quickly and keep it hot for a while . - 11/8/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks :-) Will try tommorrow for a change of my old ho-hum breakfast... after my run of course ;-) - 11/8/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    NotGivingUP, me too. With cooler weather coming up I'll be able to leave it on the wood stove over night in a double boiler. - 9/4/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just bought Carnation Fat Free Evaporated Skim Milk. I will try this instead of the 2% evap milk. Hopefully the recipe is still tasty. - 7/14/12

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    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    . - 5/1/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will this work with steel cut oats?
    - 4/1/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love the idea that I can make multiple breakfasts in one night. Excellent to take to work. - 3/29/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This looks scrumptious! Thank you for a low-carb recipe! - 3/29/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oats are always a good choice. I will try this tomorow. - 3/28/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm surprised at the carb count....seems low. Thanks - 3/28/12

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like this!! - 3/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have been making oatmeal w/apple and cinnamon for years. I cook the reg. Oatmeal for 5 min. and add fresh, grated apple and cinnamon to it. A little Maple syrup and a little milk or 1/2 & 1/2 and I am in haven. Thanks for sharing your recipe. - 3/28/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    there's just something I love about oatmeal. It doesn't matter how it's cooked or what you put in it. I love it. Thanks for posting this delicious recipe. - 3/28/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Will have to give this a try. Sounds really good. My brother has been making single servings of oatmeal in a mini slow-cooker for years as he leaves for work around 5AM. Simplifies his morning. I would substitute unsweetened vanilla coconut milk as my DH is lactose intolerant. - 3/28/12

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