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Overnight Flax Oatmeal

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours


4 servings

Updated: Jan. 06, 2023
Fans of the healthy benefits of flaxseed will enjoy this hearty oatmeal. It's full of yummy raisins and dried cranberries. Any combination of dried fruit will work, so get creative! —Susan Smith, Ocean View, New Jersey
Overnight Flax Oatmeal Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • Optional: Sliced almonds, 2% milk and additional molasses


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 8 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until liquid is absorbed and oatmeal is tender. If desired, top with sliced almonds, 2% milk and additional molasses.

Nutrition Facts

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

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