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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 7
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 216.1
  • Total Fat: 7.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.5 mg
  • Sodium: 377.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.0 g
  • Protein: 5.5 g

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Crockpot Oatmeal

Submitted by: AMYFAIN

Introduction

What could be better than waking up to the fresh aroma of a hearty morning meal wafting through the house? With the aid of a Crockpot, itís easy to give the entire family a hot breakfast, regardless of when they drag themselves out of bed. What could be better than waking up to the fresh aroma of a hearty morning meal wafting through the house? With the aid of a Crockpot, itís easy to give the entire family a hot breakfast, regardless of when they drag themselves out of bed.
Number of Servings: 7

Ingredients

    1 cup quick cooking oats
    2 cups milk
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1 Tbsp buttery spread, like Smart Balance, or butter, melted
    1/4 tsp. Salt
    1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
    1 C finely chopped apple
    1/2 cup raisins and/or dates
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds

Directions

Grease the inside of Crockpot. Throw all ingredients inside Crockpot and mix well. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours. Stir before serving.

Great served with milk.


Number of Servings: 7

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AMYFAIN.






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  • 39 of 42 people found this review helpful
    I have not tried this recipe but have made oatmeal in the crockpot. Use the steel cut oats, they take much longer to cook. For 1 cup of steel cut oats, use 4 1/2 cups water. You can still add everything else that this recipe called for - 3/2/10

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  • Very Good
    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
    I read reviews and went with the steel cut oats. 1 cup oats, 4 cups water, 1 cup skim milk. I also added 1tsp vanilla. I reduced the raisins and brown sugar by 1/2. My batch made 5 1-cup servings.To each serving, I added 1/2 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder (11g protein). Delicious & healthy!!! - 3/9/11

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  • 15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I looked this up elsewhere on the web. It said to be sure and use Steel-cut oats. It also suggested to put the mixture in a smaller bowl, set it inside the crockpot and to fill the crockpot with water to the bowl's height (sort of like a double boiler.) - 3/8/11

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  • Very Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty but was cooked in an hour. Had to add extra water. Maybe newer crock pots are hotter. I also froze a serving and when thawed the taste was as good as the original. - 1/21/08

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I can't rate it because when I woke up it was burnt to a crisp! :( Our crockpot must be extra-hot. - 10/7/07

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    One thing to keep in mind is that crockpots are designed to cook the best when they are at least 2/3 of the way full. Since this isn't a large recipe, might need to use a smaller crockpot or make 1 & 1/2 recipes at once to keep from burning. - 1/26/10

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I omitted the apple. Used Craisins instead of raisins and pecans over almonds. Very good! It only took 90 minutes on low to cook...so I'd check on this before going to bed, or you might not have the breakfast you thought you'd wake up to! - 2/17/08

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    why would you make quick cooking oats in a crockpot overnight. I could see steel cut oats maybe, but not quick. - 3/8/11

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I added more liquid, vanilla, raisins ,and cinnamon and my was cooked in an hour. - 5/28/09

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  • O.K.
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Should have read the reviews before trying this. It burnt. The part in the middle that wasn't destroyed tasted good, so I gave it an extra star for that. - 2/26/11

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  • O.K.
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I did take out the nuts and raisins and doubled the apple. Also only used 3 tbs of brown sugar. Added 3 cups nonfat milk and 1 c water. Started this on low at 12am and it was total mush except apples by 7am.My girls just picked out the apple and said to sweet. ok maybe use tougher oats next time. - 1/13/09

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a great way to wake up in the morning, even my never-time-for-breakfast husband made time for a bowl.
    I did skip the nuts, and used skim milk. - 7/30/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Holy I am In love! The smell was amazing with the apples! Made this on high for 4 hours was perfect! - 9/11/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It started to brown at the sides at 8 hours, so I added another cup of water and that kept too much damage from happening. I doubled the apple and added cardamom, the cardamom was I think a mistake; but not a terrible one. I added a little vanilla soy milk to my bowl. Very tasty! - 8/16/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this and my family LOVED it... even my husband who doesn't usually have breakfast Mon-Fri. enjoyed it! AND my son who is an EXPERT on oatmeal LOVED it! I'll definately be making this again! Probably on tomorrow! - 1/16/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I would use half the sugar called for in the recipe. While it was surprisingly delicious (I don't usually mix milk with oatmeal), it was a bit on the sweet side. (I used rice milk, not cow milk because I'm vegan). I plan to make this again and again. GREAT and EASY recipe. - 1/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My first oatmeal ever! Added dry fruits (sliced) instead of raisins. Liked it a lot, very yummy! - 3/11/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Cooking overnight is probably not the thing to do with this recipe. However I thought it was very tasty. Definitely put a new spin on oatmeal now I will probably eat it more. - 2/23/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Awesome. I love this. I don't see where 7 servings are coming from though. I added an extra cup of water and still only had 4 1 cup servings. Any less than that wouldn't fill me up. On my way to go make some more right now. - 9/21/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was disappointed. I woke up and it was too done! In fact, it was burnt. - 5/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really yummy. Will become a staple for our breakfast. - 1/21/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is real good. We have had this before. - 3/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We absolutely love waking up to this oatmeal! It is definitely a favourite around our house! - 3/13/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Steel cut oats are a must. I altered the recipe significantly (which is why I won't leave a starred review, out of fairness). No milk or nuts. I used 4 cups of water. Mine made roughly 5 1-cup servings at 260 calories each. Make sure to spray/grease crock! - 11/20/13

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used steel cut oats. The edges burned and I was pretty bummed because it didn't have any flavor. I added some more brown sugar while the crockpot was still warm. I'm hoping when I get home the extra brown sugar will have given it any flavor at all. Probably won't try this again. - 9/2/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just made this. 2 cups old fashioned oats, 3 cups water, 1 cup milk, kept all the other ingredients the same. It took 2 hours on low and it's fabulous!!! - 8/28/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this option! - 11/12/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Well, I should have read the comments below because mine was almost burned. The center of the oatmeal was edible and actually good although it was somewhat dry so I had to put a little more milk on it. I also had to leave the balance in the crockpot soaking so I can clean it this evening. :) - 10/22/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks to the helpful reviews, I'm going to set my crockpot on a plug-in timer (used for lamps) to begin 1 hour before we wake up so we have a beautiful pot of oatmeal to begin the day. - 12/10/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My biggeest problem will be getting the proper portion size after my husband takes his. - 3/18/11

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    No butter or apple. Used dried blueberries instead of raisins. Doubled recipe and it cooked in 35 min. Made ~4 cups. Very good. I liked the crockpot ease, especially as I too often boil over when I'm using the stove.
    Also: calorie ingredient list says applesauce and not chopped apple. Just FYI. - 3/8/11

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  • I really liked this recipe, I think next time though I am going to try it with the Steel cut oats. After 5 hours in the crock-pot, its a bit mushy but it tasted great! - 8/15/11

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  • I think 4 to 6 hours on low heat would be enough. My meal was a little dry and stuck to the bottom of the crock pot even though I had sprayed it. - 6/12/11

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  • This sounds wonderful. Most mornings I just don't feel like making breakfast!! - 5/31/11

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  • I may give this a try. I looooove oatmeal! I'm grateful for all the tips, too. - 5/25/11

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  • I used 1C steel cut oats, 4 C water, 1/2 C ff half-n-half, cinnamon, 1 C dried cranberries, 1 C toasted walnuts. It came out slightly sweet. A little mushy, but I'll turn down the heat next time. Everyone really liked it! - 5/4/11

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  • I hadn't thought of slow cooker oatmeal either. I love oatmeal. I think I will try it with the steel cut oats. I love the nuts. While many have taken these out, they are a great source of protein and MUFA's needed to reduce cholesterol. - 4/8/11

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  • I've made this before...using old fashioned oats...and used a mini crock pot...worked GREAT!!!! maybe it doesn't get as hot as the larger crock pots...i don't know!!! but experiment...because when it comes out right...it is DELICIOUS!!! - 3/15/11

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  • I never even thought of this . this is a great idea - 3/11/11

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  • i am guessing the secret is the steel oats and a crock pot that is accurate on low. this sounds like an easy way to make sure you have breakfast, not easy for me - 3/8/11

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  • I Never thought about oatmea in the corckpot but I will definitely try this. I love oatmeal and I just got my husband and mother in law to eat it, whew. Thanks for posting this! - 3/8/11

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  • But definitely cook on low and definitely use steel-cut oats! - 3/8/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try this but definitely going to add more liquid because leaving it in the crockpot that long will def burn it...at least in my crockpot - 1/8/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    ok I'm going to be honest! I'm a little hesitant about trying this but I think I will, because of all the comments lol - 10/28/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this sounds delicious. we will try it this weekend - 10/3/07

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love crockpot oatmeal, but this recipe's calorie & carb count are a little higher than I am comfortable with. I eliminated the apples & nuts, but added nutmeg & vanilla extract with the cinnamon. quite delicious! - 3/14/07

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