Overnight Oatmeal

By CaliKo

  • 8 cups water

  • 2 cups steel-cut oats

  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker with lid. Turn heat to low. Cook 7-8 hours.

Nutritional Facts

Per Serving
193 calories
3 grams fat
0 mg cholesterol
35 grams carbs
6 grams protein
9 grams fiber
78 mg sodium


27 replies

CaliKo 2011-02-23 11:30:23 -0600 Report

You can also make it without the fruit if you are splitting in 1-serving portions for yourself. That way you can add something different every day if you wish. Applesauce and cinnamon, or blueberries … so many options.

ZOWLUCY 2011-02-01 16:48:12 -0600 Report

I was just wondering how much this makes I've never seen this one before so I'm curious

gorrilla 2011-01-15 10:08:12 -0600 Report

If you have never tried the steel cut oats, definitly do. They're a different texture ,but I like them. We use a small crockpot and put them on the nite before. My job requires that breakfast falls about 4:30, so this helps a lot. The crockpot liner bags eliminate the cleanup to help even more. Must try this recipe myself, as the fruit already in intrigues me.

CaliKo 2010-12-20 10:10:25 -0600 Report

Hi Denisepink — For steel cut oats, use 4 cups of water to 1 cup of oats. Hope you like it!

Denisepink 2010-12-20 10:05:55 -0600 Report

I make oatmeal in my crockpot once a week. I use regular oats but want to try the steel cut oats. I use 3 cups of water to 1 cup of oats would that ratio change with the steel cut oats?

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Pastor Rose 2010-11-17 12:46:35 -0600 Report

My family loves oatmeal, especially in the cold months. But I have to fine where to find steel-cut oats. Hmmm!

ferretfun4 2010-11-17 10:29:21 -0600 Report

I have made this recipe using fresh chopped apples, raisins, cinnamon with a tad of butter. It came out wonderful (although a little of it burned to the sides, which I just discarded). You can cut the recipe in half if it's too much, but I made individual servings to freeze and reheat later. It reheats nicely and saves time from having to make breakfast at another time. I did notice that my blood sugar levels seemed to be lower later in the day.

CaliKo 2010-11-17 10:02:41 -0600 Report

Steel-Cut Oats are freshly milled from high protein oats and cut into neat little pieces on a steel buhr mill. Steel Cut Oats are one of the healthiest foods you can eat and they make a delightful, full-bodied hot cereal with an appealing texture. (from the Bob's Red Mill website) You can see a picture of the product, its available in most grocery store chains: http://www.bobsredmill.com/steel-cut-oats.html
Many diabetics report that steel-cut oats don't spike their blood glucose levels like instant or even rolled oats sometimes will.

CaliKo 2010-11-17 09:18:02 -0600 Report

Thanks - I tried cinnamon and raisins last time I made it, and then added applesauce before I ate it. Very good!

esteelady 2010-11-17 09:16:24 -0600 Report

Crock pot steel cut oats make a great breakfast. If you think this recipe is too large, cut it in half and store the remainder in the refrigerator, as it reheats nicely in the microwave. I make a variation of this without the dried fruit but with cinnamon & Splenda. When it is ready, I add a little chunky applesauce and Creamora. Yum!

CaliKo 2010-11-17 09:06:57 -0600 Report

I will try that. I have some steel-cut oats in my pantry now. This week I've been eating beans and spinach for breakfast that someone suggested. Also good for the heart!

Pynetree 2010-11-17 09:05:15 -0600 Report

little late, but yes it is great …make it with water, freeze individual portions. reheat in microwave, add skim or 2% milk. You can change up this recipe too, by changing fruits…fresh apple pieces, or chunky applesauce, raisins, get imaginative!

rperkins2000 2010-11-17 08:49:09 -0600 Report

I don't know if anyone will see this comment, but I have friends that make this recipe and freeze it in individual portions all the time.

CaliKo 2010-10-08 13:08:34 -0500 Report

I think since you are planning to freeze, adding the milk later is probably best. Please let me know how freezing it goes, maybe I'll have to try this one again! Thanks

carolish 2010-10-08 12:16:04 -0500 Report

i like this recipe and going to make some and freeze it into small bowls warm it up then add my milk skim . do you think this is better than putting milk into the crockpot