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

Try using apple juice instead of water

If you substitite apple juice for one-half the water, it enhnces the flavor.

One more quick way to enjoy steel-cut oatmeal

You can simply combine water and steel-cut oats in a saucepan on the stovetop and let soak overnight. The next morning, cook for about half the time or less than you would normally cook steel-cut oats because they've been soaked.

quicker than cooking "morning-of"
Hearty but a little bland

I made this just as described but added apples and cinnamon (did not have any burning issues or anything even with 8h on low in the crockpot). I added honey when I was actually eating it and it completely elevated this dish! I suggest adding a little sweet when cooking - maybe some sugar substitute or brown sugar?

Easy, hearty and yummy

My husband and I enjoyed this oatmeal this morning. I made it in a 5 quart Crockpot on low for 4.5 hours and on warm for the rest of the time (about 9.5 hours total). It turned out great, creamy and a little chewy. We ate it with cinnamon, maple syrup and a splash of almond milk, and now we have breakfast for the rest of the week. I will make it again.

Easy, quick, healthy, cheap
Great all week long

I'm the only one at my house who eats oatmeal for breakfast. I hate washing the pan, though, so this recipe is a big help, as clean-up is easier. I make it on the weekend, refrigerate the extra, and reheat a serving each morning. No muss, no fuss! I can even take it to work to reheat if I'm running late.

Easy, delicious

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