Overnight Cherry-Almond Oatmeal Recipe
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Overnight Cherry-Almond Oatmeal Recipe

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Would you like breakfast ready for you when the sun comes up? If so, try my hot cereal. It's so simple...just place the ingredients in the slow cooker and turn it on before you go to bed. In the morning, enjoy a healthy, warm and satisfying dish. —Geraldine Saucier, Albuquerque, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 276 calories, 4g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein .


  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.
Editor's Note: Steel-cut oats are also known as Scotch oats or Irish oatmeal.
Originally published as Overnight Cherry-Almond Oatmeal in Taste of Home February/March 2013

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JoyfulMarilyn 198476
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2014

"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."

staeben 140829
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"Love it!"

cooks46 200015
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"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."

sweet1pie 196087
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"Big hit with my family. Even I enjoyed (I don't usually care for oatmeal). Will make again!"

Cupcake_k9 125965
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

"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"

DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina 140828
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"This was really easy, and it was great to have breakfast ready when we woke up! I used regular milk and cooked it on warm instead of low for 8-9 hours - try that if you have 3 settings on your crock pot!"

Jannicem 153024
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2013

"Very good! Makes a great leftover breakfast too!"

arisacupp 153022
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"we loved this breakfast. it was quick and easy to put together. definitely a keeper!"

joyfulcooking 125964
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2013

"very good recipe"

estelle12440 123840
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

"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."

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