Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal

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  • Published May 4th
  • Ready In8h 5m
  • Servings4
  • Calories371
Just throw this in the slow cooker crock pot the night before and have a delicious breakfast waiting for you in the morning. It reheats well, too!

Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal for 4 servings:

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup applesauce (optional)
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 cup dried cherries, or more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal Cooking Instructions

  • Prep5m
  • Cook8h
  • Ready In8h 5m

To cook Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal, you need about 5 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal is about 8 hours , and you can serve your Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal within 8 hours 5 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal easily:

  1. 1 Stir water, almond milk, applesauce, steel-cut oats, dried cherries, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon together in a slow cooker.
  2. 2 Cook on Low for 8 hours to overnight.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Add a couple spoonfuls of almond or peanut butter when serving!
  • Use 1 to 2 cups dried fruit of your choice. You can even use a mixture. Cranberries, cherries, and figs are some of my favorites.
  • Depending on how sweet you like your oatmeal, you can omit the brown sugar entirely or replace it with maple syrup.
  • Try pumpkin puree in place of the applesauce for another variation.
  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 371 calories; 3.9 grams of fat; 74.7 grams of carbohydrates; 7.7 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 94 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jul 15th 2017

    We love this oatmeal. I use the oats, water and a pinch of salt only. In the morning when we are ready to eat it I add a little milk or cream and stir it up. This allows for it to be very cr ...

  2. Feb 3rd 2017

    I just made this last night, and it came out great! I did add unsweetened applesauce, and I'm glad that I did for the added moisture. I was a little worried after reading reviews about it bu ...

  3. Jan 29th 2017

    There is way too much liquid in this recipe. It was a running mess. I ended up adding 1 ½ cups of quick oats which helped tremendously. The flavor is great. And, the process is a good one. ...

  4. Apr 13th 2016

    I made according to direction except used regular milk. Very good, will make again

  5. Apr 3rd 2016

    Husband made this recipe. It was our first attempt at overnight oatmeal. Enjoyed it. A couple of things. Use almond milk. Add the applesauce. Hold the sugar. It does become sweet so if you p ...

  6. Jan 26th 2016

    I made it exactly as the recipe requires except didn't add the applesauce as it was optional. Put my cooker on low and set it for 8 hours. Checked it at 6 hours and It had stuck to the sid ...

  7. Oct 25th 2015

    Good flavor. Used honey instead of brown sugar. We made different versions: we tried cherries, raisins, and goji berries. One note: the finished oats came out stuck to the edge of the pot, ...

  8. Oct 11th 2015

    I made this for 12 people and it turned out absolutely delicious! I skipped the cherries but use the exact measurements for everything else. Will definitely make this again in the future - G ...

  9. May 3rd 2015

    This is a yummy recipe! I didn't add the sugar and it was sweet enough for sure. I also upped the cinnamon because we like it. I made it as directed and it was great. Last night I made it w ...