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healthiest overnight maple oatmeal

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Cathy Jacobsen
Ramsey, MN

Mornings are hectic in my house. So, to combat the temptation to grab a cookie or some other unhealthy choice for breakfast, I make this incredibly good and healthy oatmeal in the slow cooker once a week. It can easily be kept in the fridge and reheated each morning in just a few minutes! Packed with heart-healthy oatmeal and other high antioxidant energy boosters this is low-calorie, and the taste is out of this world.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This overnight maple oatmeal is a delicious way to start the day. Steel cut oats are packed with nutrients. Flaxseeds add more protein, fiber, and Omega 3's. Maple syrup sweetens up the oatmeal and adds a slight maple flavor. During the cooking process, dried cherries plump and add a touch more sweetness. If you're looking for a breakfast recipe you can meal prep, this healthier breakfast recipe is delicious and easy. It heats up great. We loved it topped with the suggested bananas, blueberries, and walnuts.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 7 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For healthiest overnight maple oatmeal

  • 2 c
    steel cut oats (do not substitute)
  • 6 c
  • 1/3 c
    100% pure maple syrup (organic preferably)
  • 1/2 c
    dried cherries, raisins, or cranberries
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    ground flaxseed
  • blueberries, bananas, walnuts

How To Make healthiest overnight maple oatmeal

Test Kitchen Tips
This does thicken in the cooking process and when stored. If it becomes too thick, thin it slightly with your milk of choice.
  • Slow cooker sprayed with non-stick spray.
    Spray the inside of a 4-5 quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Oats, water, maple syrup, dried fruit, cinnamon, and ground flaxseed added to slow cooker.
    Add the oats, water, maple syrup, dried fruit, cinnamon, and ground flaxseed.
  • Oatmeal cooking in the slow cooker.
    Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 7-8 hours.
  • Oatmeal topped with blueberries, walnuts, and bananas.
    When ready to serve, top with blueberries (fresh or frozen), banana slices, and walnuts.