Christmas Morning Oatmeal


Start this the night before in your slow cooker and wake up to a hearty, hot breakfast for the whole family! If you have a large family and a large slow cooker you can easily double the recipe. Serve with cream or milk as you choose.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
4 servings


  • cup brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • ¾ cup dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup butter, cut into pieces

  • 2 cups regular rolled oats

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup apple juice

  • 1 cup cranberry juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup candied walnuts (Optional)


  1. Mix the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl. Add the apples and cranberries, tossing to coat evenly with the sugar mixture. Pour into a slow cooker. Top with butter pieces.

  2. Mix the oatmeal together with the water, apple juice, cranberry juice, and salt in a bowl, and pour over the apple mixture in the slow cooker. Do not stir. Cover, and cook on Low for 8 hours.

  3. Stir before serving. Spoon into bowls and top with candied walnuts, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

621 Calories
27g Fat
95g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 621
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 246mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 95g 34%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 58g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 31mg 154%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 342mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.