Crockpot Oatmeal with Fruit

Most of the time, we use our crockpots to make dinner, but using a crockpot or slow cooker for breakfast makes the morning rush much easier.

I like oatmeal, especially with fruit and raisins, and usually eat some every morning. I’ll have to admit though, my family doesn’t share my love for oatmeal.  So I usually have it during the week when I’m not cooking a big breakfast for them.

This oatmeal has apples, cinnamon and raisins, but it’s easy enough to change the ingredients to suit your taste.

Crockpot Oatmeal with Fruit
Have a hearty and easy breakfast when you serve Crockpot Oatmeal with Fruit - recipe from
  • 3 cups Cold Water
  • 1 Apple, cored, peeled and cut into ½ inch chunks
  • 1½ cups Old Fashion Oatmeal (not quick cooking)
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ cup Raisins
  1. Combine all ingredients in the crockpot before going to bed.
  2. Cook on low overnight, 8-10 hours.
  3. Serve with milk.

Note: The directions that I found at cd kitchen, did not say to spray the crockpot with cooking spray, next time I will definately do this. Also, the raisins were a little mushy, I would maybe add them a little later, or when you get up, maybe an hour before you eat. You could also boil them on the stove for a couple minutes and then just stir them in.

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What’s your favorite breakfast?

The post linked to:

~Slightly Indulgent Tuesday hosted by Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free

~Ultimate Recipe Swap hosted by Life As Mom

~What’s in your Crockpot hosted by Smockity Frocks

~Tempt My Tummy Tuesday hosted by Blessed with Grace

~Tuesdays at the Table hosted by All the Small Stuff


  1. wenchie says:

    This looks so easy and very cosy on a day when it’s just hard to get out of bed!

    Do you think it would work okay with milk in as well as/instead of the water? I like the creamier taste of milky porridge (or oatmeal, us Scots are just difficult!)
    .-= wenchie´s last blog ..Teriyaki Water Buffalo =-.

  2. SnoWhite says:

    I’ll have to try this — we love apples and oats.
    .-= SnoWhite´s last blog ..Menu Plan – Feb. 21 =-.

  3. I love oatmeal with apples and raisins. I could make a crock pot of that the next time we have company :)
    .-= Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy´s last blog ..Crock Pot "Baked" Potato Soup =-.

  4. Thanks for adding this to my carnival, Liz! I LOVE oatmeal, but had never thought to do it in the CrockPot!
    .-= Smockity Frocks´s last blog ..What’s In Your CrockPot? =-.

  5. Amanda says:

    Sounds like a great recipe!! :)
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Make Me Look Like Her Please =-.

  6. Micha says:

    Looks yummy. I am a recent oatmeal convert myself and I don’t know how the deliciousness that is oatmeal escaped me for 20+ years. I may cut the recipe in half and cook it in my little slow cooker because I think that would be a bit much for just me.
    .-= Micha´s last blog ..Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes =-.

  7. I am loving these breakfast ideas! I have never thought to try a recipe like these in the crockpot. Will rectify that this week!!
    .-= Ashley @ Just Another Mom of 2´s last blog ..A Delicious, Easy Ham in the Crockpot =-.

  8. Nicki says:

    I have done this before, and I LOVED it!

  9. Teena says:

    Liz, I just discovered your blog last week and am a fellow Hoosier. My standby breakfast is old fashioned oatmeal, cooked on top of the stove. I use a tiny bit of brown sugar, cinnamon, and add one tablespoon creamy peanut butter, and if I have any nuts, just a few sprinkled on top. It’s like dessert to me. The idea for the peanut butter came from a WW meeting years ago. I am enjoying your blog!

  10. yum going to try this one thanks

  11. Cole says:

    I know exactly who I’m passing this recipe along to! Yum!
    .-= Cole´s last blog ..Tuesdays At The TAble – Overnight Egg Casserole =-.

  12. What a YUMMY!!! idea oatmeal in the crockpot and with apples and raisins even better.
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  13. Brenda says:

    Did the apples make it sweet? Or did you still use sugar? I want to try this.
    .-= Brenda´s last blog ..Lemon Buttermilk Pudding Cake/TMTT =-.

  14. chelsea says:

    this sounds like a fabulous idea! i’m curious, tho: i’ve really taken a liking to steel-cut oats lately, which take about 30-45 minutes to cook on the stovetop. do you think those would work as well as old-fashioned oats, here? my gut instinct is that it would be fine, but i thought i’d check and see if anyone knows for sure, before i try it out. :)

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