Maple Oatmeal Recipe

Slow Cooker Maple Oatmeal Recipe with Fruit & Nuts

Maple Oatmeal recipe

Maple Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts

I remember, as a small child, visiting my grandparent’s house on Tower Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. My grandmother was a Riley, and they lived in a stately white Victorian that resembles the Palmer House Inn. My mother, brother Bill and I would enter through the kitchen door. In this house, the kitchen truly was the heart of the home. There was a large white table with matching white chairs, and a white porcelain sink, but the central feature of that kitchen, was a black cast iron stove. The most wonderful aromas would meet us as we entered that magical room. One of grandmother’s recipes that I have adapted for the Palmer House Inn is this Maple Oatmeal.

Serves 8


  • 2 Cups of milk
  • 1/4 Cup Pure New England Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tsp. butter, melted
  • 1 Cup McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal
  • 1 Cup of peeled and chopped apple
  • 1/2 Cup of raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup of chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of salt


The evening before heading to bed, combine all of the ingredients in a slow cooker and mix well. Cover, turn the dial to low and cook for 8-9 hours. The following morning, stir, serve and enjoy with slices of fresh apple and a hole walnuts or pecans as garnish on the top.


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