Overnight Oatmeal with Almonds and Dried Cranberries

Overnight Oatmeal with Almonds and Dried Cranberries

Many people miss out on the nutty flavor and nubby texture of oatmeal made with steel-cut oats because they assume it's too time-consuming to prepare. But if you soak the oats overnight, they cook in just 10 minutes.


  • 1 ½ cups steel-cut oats
  • 6 cups water
  • ¼ cup chopped salted roasted almonds
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • Brown sugar or pure maple syrup (for serving)


  1. In a large saucepan, boil the oats in the water for 1 minute. Cover and let stand overnight at room temperature.
  2. The next day, uncover the oats and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring frequently, until the oatmeal is cooked and creamy but still a little bit chewy, about 10 minutes. Spoon the oatmeal into bowls. Top with the chopped almonds and dried cranberries and sweeten to taste with brown sugar or pure maple syrup.

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