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Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight Oatmeal

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 193
Overnight Oatmeal
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Start to Finish: 8 hrs
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 34


  • 8 cups water
  • 2 cups steel-cut oats, (see Ingredient note)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste


  1. Combine water, oats, dried cranberries, dried apricots and salt in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Turn heat to low. Put the lid on and cook until the oats are tender and the porridge is creamy, 7 to 8 hours. Stovetop Variation Halve the above recipe to accommodate the size of most double boilers: Combine 4 cups water, 1 cup steel-cut oats, 3 tablespoons dried cranberries, 3 tablespoons dried apricots and 1/8 teaspoon salt in the top of a double boiler. Cover and cook over boiling water for about 1 1/2 hours, checking the water level in the bottom of the double boiler from time to time.
  2. Tip: Ingredient Note: Steel-cut oats, sometimes labeled "Irish oatmeal," look like small pebbles. They are toasted oat groats - the oat kernel that has been removed from the husk that have been cut in 2 or 3 pieces. Do not substitute regular rolled oats, which have a shorter cooking time, in the slow-cooker oatmeal recipe.

Nutrition Information

Servings Per Recipe: 6
PER SERVING: 193 cal., 3 g total fat 77 mg sodium, 34 g carb. (9 g fiber), 6 g pro.