Overnight Cherry-Almond Oatmeal Recipe
- 4 cups vanilla almond milk
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 1 cup dried cherries
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Additional almond milk, optional
- 1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, combine all ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until oats are tender, 7-8 hours.
- 2. Stir before serving. If desired, serve with additional milk. Yield: 6 servings.
Health Tip: Nutritionally, steel cut oats are about the same as rolled oats, so take your pick. Skip instant oatmeal mixes, which have a lot of added sugar.
3/4 cup: 276 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.
Reviews for Overnight Cherry-Almond Oatmeal
"This is the second time I made this. We really like it. I stir it a couple times so it doesn't get scorched on the sides as a couple of reviews recommend. I cook it for less time also."
"We loved it except for the sweetness. Next time, we'll try cooking it without the sugar and add our own if need be."
"This was a warm, hearty breakfast on a cool fall morning. I made mine on the stovetop since I didn't think of having it in time to make it the night before. All I had on hand was sweetened almond milk so I should have cut back on the brown sugar as it was plenty sweet."
"My sister and I have made this numerous times. Tweaking it as we go. We actually don''t add any sugar (ia little can always be added upon serving if you want). We have tried many different dried fruits and raisins. Leftovers reheat well in small portions as needed. Very tasty and easy. If only cooked for 7 hours the tendency to scorch is minimised. Last one to bed turns it on and the early riser puls the plug."
"This is very tasty and really filling but I did have a few issues. I tried the recipe about 6 times tweaking it a bit each time. Most importantly, I found that cooking it during the day then re-heating it in the morning works best. It really needs periodic stirring to keep from sticking and scorching. I use 5 cups of almond milk and a bit more cinnamon and brown sugar. I have also used 1/2 dried cherries and 1/2 dried cranberries. One of my favorites now that I've perfected it."
"Big hit with my family. Even I enjoyed (I don't usually care for oatmeal). Will make again!"
"I am not generally a fan of steel cut oatmeal but using almond milk caught my eye. I used blueberries instead of cherries. It was much better than I expected and very filling. Will definitely make again this winter"
"Very good! Makes a great leftover breakfast too!"
"very good recipe"
"I made this in my 6 quart crock pot (only one I have) I used Craisins in place of cherries and Original unsweetened Almond Milk (not vanilla) I set it for "LOW" /8 hrs. It burned!!! My Crock Pot was used recently to make a potroast/all OK. Should I try the oatmeal again and cut down the cooking time to maybe 6 hrs. ?? I was so dissapointed. I did use steel cut oatmeal."
"Good stuff - but I think mine cooked a bit too long as it took on a slight curdled taste. I used a timer and cooked it for 7 hours; next time I will try 6.5. A bit sweet; I will omit the brown sugar next time too. The steel cut oats hold up well in the crockpot overnight as opposed to old-fashioned oats. Will definitely try this again!"
"Too Sweet..... Oatmeal looked very brownish... Family squirmish about eating it."
"I had never tried Steel-cut oats before but I'm now a fan. Also, I made this healthier by using unsweetened almond milk and no salt. It's delicious without any extra milk. Thanks for sharing it!"
"I will make it again, but with no brown sugar nor cinnamon, and I'll use non-fat dried milk and water to equal one quart if I don't have almond vanilla. Loved the cherries and the steel-cut oats. Too sweet though, for our tastes."
"My Family Loved this and I loved how easy it was. I think I might try cutting back on the brown sugar to 1/ 4 c or less and then try using the Vanilla almond milk that is unsweetend.The cherries added are delightful!!"
"easy and Full of Flavor!"
"Wonderful taste. I put in Craisins and it was so good. Added a small amount of water the last hr to make it a little more stir able. Topped it of with a little milk and ate it. Just the right amount of sweetness. I used 2% regular milk and it worked just great."
"I'm not a fan of oatmeal at all but I know how good it is for you. It's a texture thing for me. Steel cut oats don't get that pasty texture regular oatmeal does. This cooks up thick. In a bowl topped with a splash of fat free half & half it makes a yummy warm easy breakfast.Be sure to grease the sides of your slow cooker. I mixed the dry ingredients in my slow cooker when I was cooking dinner then stirred in the almond milk just before going to bed. 10 pm to 6 am is plenty of cooking time but it will hold up if you cook it a little longer."