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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 264.5
  • Total Fat: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.5 mg
  • Sodium: 28.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.9 g
  • Protein: 8.4 g

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Slow cooker steel cut oats and apples


Number of Servings: 8


    2 C Steel Cut Oats, dry (also known as Irish oats)
    2 C Apples, chopped
    1 C Cranberries, dried, sweetened (craisins)
    3 C Water
    1 C Low fat milk
    1 Tbls Cinnamon, ground
    1 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice
    2 tsp Margarine
    1/2 C Almonds, sliced (optional)
    1/2 C Pecans (optional)


Grease slow cooker with margarine. Add ingredients to slow cooker, except for nuts. Stir to mix and cover. Set slow cooker to "warm" and cook for approximately 10 hours. Serve topped with nuts, sweetener of choice (maple syrup is yummy!) and additional milk, if desired.

Serves 8.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BRADLEYBIRTHMOM.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night but was only going to have 7 hours to cook it. I put it on for 6 hours at low and my crockpot automatically goes to keep warm. I also added 1 tsp vanilla for cooking and then added chopped pecans to serve. No sweetner was needed. This is the best overnight oatmeal i've had - 9/20/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have been making this every 2 or 3 days for about 2 weeks. I add a 1/4 C pure maple syrup while cooking, but otherwise... My 2 year old devours it happily and so do I - I could live on it! - 3/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I think everything in this recipe balanced really well! I agree that syrup is a nice touch, too. Thanks for sharing! - 3/1/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I needed to use some apples up and this was a great recipe to try. I cooked it on high in my crock pot and it was done in about 2 hours. I did add a tsp. of regular syrup and added nuts prior to eating it. I thought it was really good. Great breakfast oatmeal idea. Thanks! - 2/15/10

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  • So easy and wonderful! - 1/2/14

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  • made it for the first time to rave reviews from my 8 year old daughter. Gives me lots of energy to get through the day! - 10/9/12

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  • What's the serving size; a cup? - 5/10/12

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  • I love this recipe! I made it with pears instead of apples (just because I had a bunch at home) and with almond milk (instead of regular) -- turned out great. Even my husband who normally does not like oatmeal loved it. - 1/23/12

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  • The mix of flavors was perfect! I did not need to add any sweetener. I thought 1 TBLS of cinnamon was a misprint but since no one else commented on it, I went with it and it was just fine. My preference is for a creamier oatmeal so next time will try adding more liquid. It is very filling. - 3/3/11

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  • WOW!! Wonderful blend of flavors. No sweetener needed. Great for these chilly mornings in New England. Thanks for sharing. - 10/31/10

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  • Yummy, and easily adaptable to different tastes with the addition of fruit, nuts, greek yogurt, syrups ... the possibilities seem endless! - 9/16/10

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  • I loved this! I topped it off with vanilla yogurt instead of milk and sweetener - it was delicious! - 7/16/10

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  • We have found a timer works well for overnight steel cut oats in a crockpot. 6.5 hours seems to be the sweet time to reduce burning and sticking, but still get well cooked oatmeal. We just put in water and oats (no greasing). In the morn, we add splenda, cinnamon, + sometimes dried fruit or nuts. - 4/29/10

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  • This recipe was absolutely delicious! It really crusted on the outside, so I may try more greasing than the spray! Even the crusty part was good, though! Yum! - 4/29/10

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