Slow-Cooked Irish Oatmeal with Fruit

Feel free to substitute other dried fruit according to your taste. Add a dried fruit mixture like a tropical mix of coconut, papaya, pineapple, and mango or strawberries, apples, and blueberries. It’s even a way you can sneak some prunes into your diet.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 7 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10


  • 2 cups steel-cut Irish oats
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ cup snipped dried apricots
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1½ tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • ½ cup natural almonds
  • ¼ cup unsalted pistachios
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup brown sugar


  • Add the oats, water, apple juice, maple syrup, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt to a 4-quart slow cooker and stir to mix. Cover and cook on the low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours.
  • In a small bowl, toss diced apples, nuts, and raisins with the remaining cinnamon. Serve the oatmeal warm topped with brown sugar and the fruit and nut mixture.