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Crock-Pot Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal

Note: If you try this recipe, get help from a grownup because it requires using a slow cooker.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 7 hours

What you need:

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 cup skim milk (or milk substitute, such as almond or soy milk)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup chopped nuts

Equipment and supplies:

  • Slow cooker
  • Measuring cups and spoons

What to do:

  1. Place oats, milk, water, applesauce, and cinnamon into the slow cooker. Stir, cover, and set to low.
  2. Cook for 7 hours.
  3. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon of the nuts and enjoy! You can also top your oatmeal with 1 tablespoon of raisins, but this will increase the amount of sugar you're eating

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

  • 230 calories
  • 8g protein
  • 5g fat
  • 1g sat. fat
  • 39g carbohydrate
  • 6g fiber
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 35mg sodium
  • 10g sugars

Serves: 4

Serving size:1 cup

Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD
Date Reviewed: 14-06-2015

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