Favorite Slow Cooked Almond Raisin Oatmeal


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This CrockPot Oatmeal Recipe is filled with warm soft raisins and almonds, brown sugar and soft oats. It creates a warm muesli-like breakfast cereal as it cooks.

My kids and I are completely hooked on crockpot oatmeal. I’ve been making variations on this at least once or twice a month for the past few years.

Slow Cooker Almond Raisin Oatmeal

We love Slow Cooker Oatmeal with Berries, Bananas, and Pecans , Slow Cooker Cranberry Almond Oatmeal and so many other oatmeal recipes. You may have gathered as much based on the number of oatmeal recipes here on the website.

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This almond raisin oatmeal might just be our current favorite of the bunch.

How to Make Crockpot Oatmeal

Making slow-cooked oatmeal is as easy as mixing everything in your CrockPot and pressing “start.” Pour milk over a mix of oatmeal, almonds, raisins and brown sugar with just a touch of cinnamon.

After an hour on high or two hours on low, the oatmeal is ready to serve.

These CrockPot Oatmeal Recipes are a family favorite!

CrockPot Oatmeal Recipes

Oatmeal in the slow cooker is simple enough to make any day of the week, but it is also lovely on slow weekend mornings when you have time to mix everything together when you get out of bed.

You can sip your coffee and read the paper while a delicious pot of oatmeal cooks. Did I mention how heavenly this oatmeal smells while it’s cooking? That little pinch of cinnamon you throw in with the oats goes a long way.

If you like this crockpot oatmeal, you’ll also enjoy my classic Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal and this Slow Cooked Banana Walnut Oatmeal.

Crock-Pot Oatmeal is a kid and adult favorite!

Along with the sweet and nutty flavor, what I love most about this oatmeal is the texture. If your kids turn their noses up at most oatmeal because of the mushy texture, give this crockpot oatmeal a try.

While still soft, this warm cereal has a bit of texture to it, similar to muesli or soft-baked granola. This is actually oatmeal that I crave. I can hardly believe that I wrote that.

Don’t miss the rest of our Oatmeal Recipes here!

The kids cheer when we make this slow cooker oatmeal!

Oatmeal for Toddlers

This is a terrific oatmeal recipe for toddlers who are ready to explore different flavors and textures. Whether you serve it to a child or an adult, a slow cooker oatmeal is always a hit.

I’ve always enjoyed oatmeal, but I rarely crave it. This recipe makes me grin every single time that I make it. There has never been a single bite leftover. My kids would eat multiple bowls of this crockpot oatmeal if I let them!

For something a little different than the norm (but equally as tasty), check out Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal and Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Vanilla Whipped Cream.

Slow Cooked Oatmeal with Raisins and Almonds is a breakfast treat!

Slow Cooker Almond Raisin Oatmeal

  1. Combine oats, almonds, raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and milk in the crockpot.
  2. Stir to combine. Cook on HIGH for 45-60 minutes or on LOW for 1-2 hours.
  3. Stir as needed. Cook until thickened to desired consistency.

Slow cookers or crockpots are an appliance of which I have more than one. If you are an avid slow cooker user like I am, you might understand the need for more than one. So, let’s talk about my favorites:

First up is this 6-quart slow cooker that has a locking lid. These crockpots are fantastic for transporting foods. Mine has gone everywhere from church potlucks to barbecues, game nights to Thanksgiving dinner. However, fair warning, these slow cookers run crazy hot. Low is closer to a boil than a simmer, the warm setting actually simmers. So trust me when I say HIGH is high.

My everyday slow cooker is this 8-quart Crockpot. It’s my go-to appliance for cooking large roasts and big batches of chili. Fun fact: did you know that a full 4-quart cooker, actually cooks more slowly than a half-full 8-quart cooker?

For just cooking a few pounds of chicken to shred for enchiladas or other smaller recipes, this 3-quart version is perfect.

Thanksgiving has become a breeze since I have mastered how to hold all of the side dishes using these medium-sized round slow cookers.

If you aren’t a fan of the idea of keeping more than one slow cooker in the house, these CrockPockets are a game-changer when it comes to preparing and holding multiple dishes at the same time. They slide into a standard 6-quart crockpot, dividing it into two sections that are perfect for serving different side dishes or keeping taco fillings warm for parties.

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Slow Cooked Oatmeal with Raisins and Almonds is a breakfast treat!

Favorite Slow Cooked Almond Raisin Oatmeal

This CrockPot Oatmeal Recipe is filled with warm soft raisins and almonds, brown sugar and soft oats.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups milk


  • Place all dry ingredients in the crockpot and stir to mix. Add the milk, stir again and cover with the lid. Cook on HIGH for 1 hour or on LOW for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally, or until desired consistency. The oatmeal is ready to eat when it is warm.
  • * 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.


Calories: 437kcal · Carbohydrates: 60g · Protein: 15g · Fat: 17g · Saturated Fat: 6g · Cholesterol: 24mg · Sodium: 411mg · Potassium: 687mg · Fiber: 6g · Sugar: 27g · Vitamin A: 395IU · Vitamin C: 1mg · Calcium: 341mg · Iron: 2mg
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{originally published 10/30/11 – recipe notes and photos updated 1/6/20}

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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. Beth says

    You make this sound so tempting! I love raisins and would really like to try it. However, the rest of my family isn't so big on raisins. I guess that would leave more for me!

  2. Sue/the view from great island says

    I feel such a sense of kinship with your blog…you are always posting exactly what I feel like eating or making. I guess I fall on the slightly more lazy end of this idea, though. Ive been trying to perfect the overnight crockpot oatmeal! Yours looks so good, though, I will just have to get up early and try it.

  3. geni says

    I know I would love this Mary and I have been looking for a slow cooked oatmeal recipe to try. I can't wait for breakfast tomorrow now.

  4. Lezlie says

    Has anyone made this in the evening and then reheated it in the morning for breakfast? Just wondering if it’s any good that way.

    • Mary Younkin says

      Hi Lezlie. Unfortunately, slow cooker oatmeals do not reheat all too well. If you’re looking for a make-ahead option, I’d use a baked oatmeal recipe instead. Baked oatmeal will reheat nicely for several days. Enjoy!

  5. Chris says

    So with only hubby and me at home and your comment that it won’t reheat well, would cutting the recipe in half be an option? I’d love to try it, but maybe the amount would be too small?

    • Chris says

      Thank you! I’m going to give it a try. I’m thinking I’ll try the slow cooker mode of my 3-qt Instant Pot. Thanks for your quick response!