Overnight Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal

Roll out of bed to this fabulous hot breakfast cereal recipe that's been cooking overnight in your slow cooker. Before serving, top with pecans, chopped apples, and honey for more crunchy, gooey goodness.

Overnight Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal
15 mins
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  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/2 cup regular barley (not quick-cooking)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 medium apples, coarsely chopped
  • Honey (optional)
  • Fat-free milk (optional)
Line a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with a disposable slow-cooker liner. In slow cooker, combine water, apple juice, oats, barley, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours. Before serving, stir in brown sugar. Top with pecans and apples. Serve with honey and milk. Makes 8 servings.


  • Kitchen Tip:

    Find disposable slow-cooker liners in the wraps and bags section of supermarkets.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 218, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 0, carb. (g) 40, Monounsaturated fat (g) 2, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 5, sugar (g) 16, pro. (g) 5, vit. A (IU) 0, vit. C (mg) 2, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 4, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 81, Potassium (mg) 174, calcium (mg) 20, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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