I've made this recipe except I used 2 apples peeled and chopped instead of the dried fruit (added fiber), 1/4 c. brown sugar substitue (sweeter, diabetes friendly), 1/2 c. raisins, 1 tsp. cinnamon and I added flaxseed. I would spray the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray and cut the cooking time down to about 6 hours. Some of the oatmeal stuck to the sides but I just mixed it in and you couldn't tell. You can either cut the recipe in half or seperate it into individual servings and freeze them, then you can heat them up in the microwave for an easy breakfast! Yum!!!