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Slow Cooker Cherry Pie Oatmeal | CaliGirlCooking.com
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Slow Cooker Cherry Pie Oatmeal

Cherries, lemon zest and almonds come together with steel cut oats to make a delicious slow cooker dish. Set it the night before and enjoy it in the morning!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 482kcal


For the oatmeal:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup frozen cherries, halved
  • 1 14-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the topping (optional):

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  • Combine all oatmeal ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on low heat for 7-8 hours, stirring once (if possible, but this is not absolutely necessary.)
  • When oatmeal is finished cooking, make topping. Place butter, brown sugar and slivered almonds in a small bowl and mix with fingers until well combined.  
  • Scoop warm oatmeal into individual bowls and top each bowl with a generous amount of the topping. Serve immediately.


  1. While this recipe is written to be prepared the night before you'd like to serve it, you can even prepare it a few days or months in advance. If you make it a few days in advance, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you make it more than a few days in advance, store it in the freezer.
  2. Make this an easy meal prep recipe by scooping the prepared oatmeal into individual muffin tins coated with cooking spray. Once frozen, remove the oatmeal from the tins, wrap individually and freeze for easy reheating in the microwave on any busy morning.
  3. Be sure to use steel-cut oats (as opposed to rolled or instant oats) since the cooking process is longer and we don't want the oatmeal to be mushy.
  4. You're welcome to use fresh instead of frozen cherries, just be sure to pit them before adding them to the slow cooker.


Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 372IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 2mg