Slow Cooker Overnight Oatmeal with Apples, Cranberries, and Walnuts


Fast, easy way to enjoy steel-cut oats without hovering over the stove for an hour. This recipe is so tasty no additional sugar or other ingredients are needed. My husband and I refrigerate 6 servings and enjoy throughout the work week.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups chopped apples

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons butter, sliced

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 cups milk

  • 2 cups water

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Line a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Place apples, cranberries, oats, brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg inside. Pour in milk and water and mix to combine. Cover.

  2. Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours. Sprinkle cooked oatmeal with chopped walnuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
14g Fat
56g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 69mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 130mg 10%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 239mg 5%

* 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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