Overnight Crock-Pot Cranberry Almond Oatmeal

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Cranberry Almond Oatmeal - In the Crockpot recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Soaked overnight and then poured into the crockpot in the morning, this was the easiest breakfast we’ve had in a while. The kids were excited to try another variety of crockpot oatmeal.

It amuses me that my son who dislikes regular oatmeal likes this version so very much. Similar to our Banana Walnut Oatmeal, this is closer to a warm muesli cereal than a cooked oatmeal. Although, after soaking all night, this texture was softer than the original version.

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These flavors were perfect together. The almond slivers and cranberries were a great combination. My three boys managed to eat every bite of this by themselves. I did steal a taste though and it was excellent. I’m already planning to make it again this weekend.

Cranberry Almond Oatmeal - In the Crockpot recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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Overnight Crock-Pot Cranberry Almond Oatmeal

5 from 1 vote


  • 3 cups milk plus ½ cup additional
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • Optional: 2 bananas sliced - add these to the cooked bowls of oatmeal right before serving


  • Place all ingredients, except for the additional ½ cup milk, in a bowl and stir together. Soak overnight in the fridge. Pour into the crockpot in the morning and add an additional ½ cup of milk. (I added the milk, because it had absorbed all of the milk through the night. I did not want an oatmeal consistency, so I thinned it a bit with the milk.)
  • Stir to combine and then cook on HIGH for 1 hour or on LOW for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally, or until desired consistency. I cooked this on high for about an hour, stirring every 15-20 minutes. Soaking in the fridge overnight softens everything nicely, so it is basically just being warmed in the Crockpot. Top with sliced bananas right before serving.
  • * I used a 2 quart crockpot for this recipe, but it would work fine in a larger one. Just watch the oatmeal and see if it is cooking more quickly than the recipe describes.
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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Jenn says

    I've been wanting to make oatmeal in the crockpot for while, but was going to wait until it felt a little more like winter around here. It's hard to excited about such a warm and comforting breakfast when it's 100 degrees!! lol This may make me change my mind about that though 🙂

  2. Heidilou says

    Thanks so much! I’ve been looking for a rolled oat type recipe that doesn’t result In glue and this is it. I also have family members that like cold overnight oats, this recipe offers both: I just dish out cold and warm the rest. Only change I made is I used 1/2 cup of half and half at the end instead of milk, and 1 Tblspoon butter ( a little added richness).5 stars