Overnight Oatmeal
Recipe from EatingWell

Here is an easy way to serve a crowd a hearty breakfast before facing the elements for a day of winter sports. You can assemble it in the slow cooker in the evening and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal. The slow cooker eliminates the need for constant stirring and ensures an exceptionally creamy consistency. It is important to use steel-cut oats; old-fashioned oats become too soft during slow-cooking.

Overnight Oatmeal

by 1  person

add your rating
add a comment
Servings: 6
Yield: 8 servings, 1 cup each
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 8 hrs
Recent Activity:
  • 8   cups 
  • 2   cups 
    steel-cut oats, (see Ingredient note)
  • 1/3  cup 
    dried cranberries
  • 1/3  cup 
    dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    salt, or to taste
Combine water, oats, dried cranberries, dried apricots and salt in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Turn heat to low. Put the lid on and cook until the oats are tender and the porridge is creamy, 7 to 8 hours. Stovetop Variation Halve the above recipe to accommodate the size of most double boilers: Combine 4 cups water, 1 cup steel-cut oats, 3 tablespoons dried cranberries, 3 tablespoons dried apricots and 1/8 teaspoon salt in the top of a double boiler. Cover and cook over boiling water for about 1 1/2 hours, checking the water level in the bottom of the double boiler from time to time.

Ingredient Note: Steel-cut oats, sometimes labeled "Irish oatmeal," look like small pebbles. They are toasted oat groats - the oat kernel that has been removed from the husk that have been cut in 2 or 3 pieces. Do not substitute regular rolled oats, which have a shorter cooking time, in the slow-cooker oatmeal recipe.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 193, Fat, total (g) 3, carb. (g) 34, Monosaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 9, pro. (g) 6, sodium (mg) 77, Potassium (mg) 195, Fruit () 0.5, Starch () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Add Your Review
Breakfast on the Go: Overnight Blueberry Almond Muesli
.... This recipe for Overnight Muesli fit the bill. It is simple to make since you just mix together the ingredients including... whole grains, nuts, and yogurt, and leave it in the refrigerator overnight. Plus, it's easy to customize... into a storage container and let sit in the refrigerator overnight. The result is a thick and luscious... read more...
Double-Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies: A Wholesome Treat
... for the family that are also good for them. Click here for our double-stuffed oatmeal cookie recipe When I found... these Double-Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies I knew immediately they would be a hit for the mid-afternoon slump... the recipe for Double-Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies.... read more...
Make-Ahead Breakfast: Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Muffins
... this recipe for Baked Oatmeal a handful of times, but in all honesty, we have never once been able to eat the entire... baked oatmeal recipe I made a few changes to personalize the muffins and to make the recipe a little... that they set up and served them with plain yogurt, honey, and coffee. These oatmeal muffins are gluten free... read more...
how tos
Food Blogs We Love
see more blogs

shop our favorite products