Overnight Cherry-Almond Oatmeal
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
- 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
- In a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, combine all ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until oats are tender, 7-8 hours.
- Stir before serving. If desired, serve with additional milk.
Editor's NoteSteel-cut oats are also known as Scotch oats or Irish oatmeal.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 276 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 306mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.
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Jan 6, 2018
I have made this twice now. The first time pretty much exactly as it says, except I used raisins because that is what I had. The second time I used 1% milk and half the cinnamon. It turned out pretty well. You need to turn your crock pot on pretty late at night and then be up in good time to stir it. It does seem to stick on the sides of the pot even though I greased it. It tastes good and I will likely make it again because you can make it at night and it's ready for breakfast. The 1% turned out just as good as the almond beverage and the raisins were just fine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feb 9, 2014
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.
Jan 4, 2014
Big hit with my family. Even I enjoyed (I don't usually care for oatmeal). Will make again!
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
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!