Monday, March 12, 2012

Cherry Almond Irish Oatmeal

One of my favorites for breakfast is oatmeal.   I am particularly fond of Irish Oatmeal or steel cut oats.  I love the chewy nutty texture of steel cut oats.  Being Irish Oatmeal is less processed, it is higher in dietary fiber,  B-vitamins, calcium, and protein.  Today, my oatmeal was made in my crock- pot.  I add the ingredients before I go to bed, and let it cook for 6-7 hours on low.  I added some dried cherries, brown sugar, and cinnamon to the oats.  I also cooked the oats in vanilla flavored almond milk.  The result was a healthy and tasty breakfast.

                                               Cherry Almond Irish Oatmeal

Special Equipment:  Crock-pot

1 cup Irish Oatmeal (steel cut oats)
1/3-cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup dried cherries
4 cups Almond Milk- Vanilla
Milk, brown sugar, maple syrup, nuts for topping


1. Spray crock-pot lightly with cooking spray.
2. Mix together Irish Oatmeal, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.  Add dried cherries and stir until well mixed.
3. Add the almond milk to the oat mixture and stir well.
5. Pour the ingredients into the crock-pot.  Cook on low for 6-7 hours or until the milk is absorbed.
6. Stir the oatmeal before serving. Serve with milk, brown sugar, maple syrup, and nuts if desired.

Makes 6 servings

Steel Cut Oats or Irish Oatmeal

In Crock-pot Ready To Cook



  1. This does look like an healthy and hearty breakfast. I have yet to try almond milk, but I am seeing a lot of it lately. Great flavors your put in this, some of my favorites! Enjoy the day!

  2. Thanks for the close up photo...I've always wondered what steel cut oats look like. My hubby is the oatmeal eater, and I'd love him to try this! I'd be happy to eat all his cherries :)

    1. Steel cut oats have become one of my favorites. I hope you hubby enjoys it:) Geri

  3. Geri, I just bought some steel cut oats the other day. I would love to give your overnight cooking method a try...sounds easy and delicious!

    1. Kathy, I hope you like steel cut oats - to me they are better than rolled oats. Let me know what you think:) Have a great week. Geri

  4. I love steel cut oats also. What a great way to make oatmeal, sounds delicious.

    1. Thanks:) Steel cut oats are one of my favorite breakfast foods.