Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
3 Hours 15 Mins
Serves 8

When you have a house full of holiday guests who'd enjoy a wholesome, hearty breakfast at their own pace, the slow cooker can come to your rescue. Get it going first thing, and let folks serve themselves when they're ready to eat.

How to Make It

Step 1

Coat the inside of a 6-quart electric slow cooker with cooking spray. Place 3 cups water and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in cooker, stirring well. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 hours.

Step 2

Spoon 2/3 cup oat mixture into each of 8 bowls; top each with 2 tablespoons milk, 2 teaspoons syrup, 3 tablespoons apple, and 1 tablespoon nuts.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Great dish

December 02, 2015
This is one of my favorite CL oatmeal recipes.  Sweet enough for us without having to add any sugars.  The apple cider and the maple syrup are just enough.  I can't imagine making it for guests the morning of with a 3 hour cook time, but I did make it the night before and did like not having to watch over it while it cooked.  It reheats really well the next day and a measured serving fills us up all morning.

chikpea's Review

January 19, 2014
Really delicious oatmeal - may have added slightly more than 2tbsp. of almond milk and maple syrup to my bowl, but it is outstanding.

taves7's Review

January 07, 2014
This is a tasty dish! Nothing special about it really but I liked it. EASY to make.

LauraD318's Review

December 15, 2013
Made a pot of this last week and we ate it all week for breakfast. Easy to grab and go, healthy and delicious.

katsplat's Review

November 18, 2013
hollagraham88~Did you use apple cider vinegar? Recipe calls for apple cider, there is no vinegar in this recipe. We thought this was great and will make again.