Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal


Just throw these oatmeal ingredients in a crockpot overnight and have a delicious breakfast waiting for you in the morning. It reheats well, too!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 5 mins


  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 2 cups almond milk

  • 1 cup applesauce (Optional)

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats

  • 1 cup dried cherries, or more to taste

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Stir water, almond milk, applesauce, steel-cut oats, dried cherries, brown sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon together in a slow cooker.

  2. Cook on Low for 8 hours overnight.


Add a couple of spoonfuls of almond or peanut butter when serving!

Use 1 to 2 cups dried fruit of your choice. You can even use a mixture. Cranberries, cherries, and figs are some of my favorites.

Depending on how sweet you like your oatmeal, you can omit the brown sugar entirely or replace it with maple syrup.

Try pumpkin purée in place of applesauce for another variation.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

371 Calories
4g Fat
75g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 371
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 147mg 11%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 161mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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