Overnight Oatmeal

Winter 2004, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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Here is an easy way to serve a crowd a hearty breakfast before facing the elements for a day of winter sports. You can assemble it in the slow cooker in the evening and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal. The slow cooker eliminates the need for constant stirring and ensures an exceptionally creamy consistency. It is important to use steel-cut oats; old-fashioned oats become too soft during slow-cooking.

"I made this exactly as the recipe calls for, but I added a bit of vanilla and some cinnamon. It was great, but my 4 year old and 22 month old didn't like it. It made way too much for just me to eat (because my husband wouldn't try it! lol...
Overnight Oatmeal

63 Reviews for Overnight Oatmeal


By 4 hours into the night we could smell the oatmeal beginning to burn. After another hour it was inedible and completely stuck to the crock...will search for another recipe.


It's a great and healthy recipe. The creamy consistency is delicious. I actually bake it in the oven overnight in a heavy pan with a fitted lid at 225 for 7 to 8hrs. I also add 2 fresh unpeeled apples cut in pieces before putting the dish in the oven for a different apple sauce version. You can use only milk instead of 1/2 water and 1/2 milk. Especially good if you use skim or 1% milk.


Easy and delicious! I would award 5 stars except for the fact that the dried fruits lost their flavor during the overnight cooking. Hereafter for better flavor, I'll add fresh or hydrated dried fruits when I serve the oatmeal in the morning. I liked the texture and taste of the oatmeal. However, the recipe made enough to feed two people every day for a week! It does reheat nicely in the microwave though.

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jagallis wrote 14 weeks 1 day ago

Has anyone tried eating this

Has anyone tried eating this oatmeal cold?--after it's been cooked,of course. I love it as a healthy snack. Add whatever fruit you like,eat it hot for breakfast and snack on he rest.Try it-you won't be sorry !

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