Spiced Cranberry (Overnight) Oatmeal

4 1/2 cups water
3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups (fresh) cranberries
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
sprinkle salt

Place all ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook on low overnight (6-8 hours). Stir and serve.

Yield: about 6 servings

My thoughts:

Is there anything easier to make for breakfast than overnight oatmeal? It is super creamy and requires no effort in the morning-perfect for workday mornings, holidays, brunch etc. I added more sugar than I normally would to oatmeal because cranberries are quite tart but the cereal wasn’t sugary, just pleasantly spicy and cranberry filled.


  1. This does sound easy! Happy Holidays to you!


  2. I’ve never thought about making oatmeal in the crockpot! I’ll add cranberries to anything, cereal is no exception :).

  3. I love the idea of this – and saw many recipes for it when on WW but never made them. I grew up on grits so oatmeal is fairly new to me, but I’m willing to give it a go!

  4. I love the blog and have been reading for a while. I’m a dietitian and have recently started a blog as well…I post recipes that I think look delicious and healthy for my clients (I work in the weight loss field)…I analyze the nutrition info and post it along with the recipe. The oatmeal looks great so I am sharing it with my readers:


  5. I am cooking this tonight! Thanks so much.