Slow Cooker Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Oatmeal
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Serves: 8 servings
  • 3 cups old fashion oats
  • 1 teaspoons orange zest
  • ⅓ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 8 cups water
  1. Combine and stir all ingredients in a slow cooker. Set the slow cooker on the lowest setting and cook for about 4 hours. Check the oatmeal at 4 hours and give it a stir. It might be ready to eat at this point. If you’d like to keep it cooking, stir in a cup or two of water. Cook for up to 8 hours.
  2. If cooking for longer periods, I recommend checking the oatmeal every 2 hours or so, and stirring in an additional cup or two of water.
Serving size: about 1 cup
Nutrition Information (per serving) from
Calories: 196 Fat: 2.7g Carb: 41.7g Fiber: 4.4g Protein: 4.3g Sugar 16.2g Sodium: 14mg
Recipe by Destination Delish at