Overnight Flax Oatmeal Recipe

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Fans of the healthy benefits of flaxseed will enjoy this hearty oatmeal. It's full of yummy raisins and dried cranberries, too.—Susan Smith, Ocean View, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon molasses

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 322 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 8g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until liquid is absorbed and oatmeal is tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Overnight Irish Oatmeal in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2011, p48

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