Slow Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 2 cups steel-cut oats
  • ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon chopped walnuts
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Spray a small slow cooker lightly with cooking spray.

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  • Step 2

    Mix oats, 1/2 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Stir in pumpkin. Stir in water and half-and-half gradually. Stir in raisins and vanilla extract.

  • Step 3

    Ladle oat mixture into the slow cooker. Cook on Low until oats are soft and creamy, 7 1/2 to 8 1/2 hours.

  • Step 4

    Sprinkle 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons brown sugar and 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon walnuts over oatmeal.

  • Cook's Note:

    Refrigerate any leftover oatmeal. Put the desired amount into a microwave-safe bowl, cover, and reheat on 100 power (high), adding a bit of milk as necessary to reach the desired consistency.

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