I found this recipe on the clean eating diet online website and it is amazing!  Slow Cooker Cherry Almond Oatmeal is genius!

Mornings can be a rush: getting the kids off to school and yourself out the door!  This recipe is a delicious way to eat clean and not be late for work!  Here’s what the author had to say: “I love steel cut oats, but I am always too rushed in the morning to take the time to cook them. I turn on my slow cooker before bed and I wake up every morning to a steaming hot bowl of oatmeal. It’s such a great way to start my day. The dried cherries and toasted slivered almonds make it extra special!”


2/3 cup steel-cut oats

¼ cup ground flaxseed

½ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp sea salt

1 tsp vanilla

¼ cup almond butter

4 cups water

½ cup unsweetened dried cherries

½ cup toasted slivered almonds


Add all ingredients to slow cooker, except dried cherries and slivered almonds. Stir to combine. Cook on low overnight, or approximately 8 hours.

Divide into four bowls and divide dried cherries and slivered almonds evenly among bowls. Serve.

To toast slivered almonds, microwave in glass dish for 30-60 seconds and then stir. Repeat until almonds are starting to brown. Or heat a frying pan, preferably cast iron, to medium high, place almonds inside and heat, occasionally shaking, until you smell the toasted nut scent – about 5 to 7 minutes.