Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Oatmeal

SERVES 4 | ACTIVE TIME 5 Min | TOTAL TIME 1 Hour 5 Min
 
2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups apples, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
1/2 cup craisins
1/8 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 cups water

Prepare your 5 quart slow cooker by spraying slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.

Add oats, apples, craisins, brown sugar, butter and salt. Pour water over top and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour or low for 1-1/2 - 2 hours.

Serve and enjoy!

DONNA'S NOTES: To prepare the night ahead: add apples, craisins and butter to a zip lock bag. Refrigerate. Combine oats, brown sugar and salt to a separate zip top bag. Set aside. In the morning pour both bags into slow cooker, add water and turn on.

To reheat oatmeal, add a splash of water or milk to a 1 cup of oatmeal and microwave for 1 minute (more as necessary).

Overnight cooking method: Follow recipe as listed, cooking on low for 6-8 hours. Oatmeal will be very soft and porrage-like. 

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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