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 (0 saturated fat), 0 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.
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.
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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yayamn User ID: 8162620 265293
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2017

"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."

bcdupe User ID: 1621517 260092
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2017

"We loved it except for the sweetness. Next time, we'll try cooking it without the sugar and add our own if need be."

Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 255001
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2016

"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."

JoyfulMarilyn User ID: 2166393 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 User ID: 6622843 140829
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"Love it!"

cooks46 User ID: 621605 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 User ID: 4100602 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 User ID: 7172020 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 User ID: 4938423 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 User ID: 1260042 153024
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2013

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

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