Slow cooker oatmeal

While it's not quite breakfast in bed, it's close! This recipe for slow cooker apricot oatmeal while-you-sleep is easy to make and even easier to wake up to.

Dreaming of breakfast!

Healthy, hearty and good!

Steel cut oats are a great source of protein, fiber and vitamins and minerals, and let's not forget that they taste terrific! Cooking steel cut oats on the stovetop takes some time, so why not make them while you sleep?

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A slow cooker is the perfect appliance to assist you with breakfast. Mix all the ingredients for this recipe together, head to bed and in the morning you'll have a healthy, hearty breakfast awaiting you.

Slow cooker apricot oatmeal while-you-sleep

Serves 4


  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, diced
  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Lightly spray the inside of the slow cooker with the nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well. Add the mixture to your slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low seven hours.
  4. Stir and serve in individual bowls.

Start your day off right with a tasty, healthy and filling breakfast!

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Comments on "Slow cooker apricot oatmeal while-you-sleep"

Patricia August 02, 2012 | 8:15 PM

I love the thought of waking up to yummy breakfast, too! This was really tasty!

Kristen August 02, 2012 | 3:27 PM

Yum! I do love steel cut oats and this seems like the easiest way to make them. Not to mention this combo sounds deliscious!

Emily August 02, 2012 | 3:23 PM

Love the idea of making breakfast in my sleep! I always try to have a big breakfast but usually don't have time to make anything. This is a simple solution to my problem!

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