Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal

Indulge morning guests (and picky eaters) with an-easy-to-customize cereal. Simply set out an array of toppers so everyone can create their own tasty combinations.

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Makes:
9 servings
Prep:
10 mins
Slow Cook:
5 hrs 30 mins to 6 hrs (low) or 3 to 3 1/2 hours (high)
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Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal

Ingredients
6
cups water
2
cups steel-cut oats
1
teaspoon salt
 
Toppers, such as dried cherries, cranberries, raisins, or snipped apricots; coconut; chopped nuts; brown sugar; maple syrup; and/or milk, half-and-half, or light cream

Directions

  1. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine the water, oats, and salt. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 1/2 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
  2. Top each serving with desired toppers. Serve warm.

From the Test Kitchen

Banana-Honey Oatmeal:

Prepare as directed in Step 1. Top each serving with sliced banana and chopped peanuts. Drizzle with honey.

Berry Medley Oatmeal:

Prepare as directed in Step 1. Top each serving with fresh raspberries and/or blueberries and chopped pistachio nuts.

Taste-of-the-Tropics Oatmeal:

Prepare as directed in Step 1. Top each serving with cubed mango and toasted coconut. Drizzle with caramel-flavor dessert sauce.

Cranberry-Apple Oatmeal:

Prepare as directed in Step 1, except stir 1/2 cup apple butter and 1/4 cup dried cranberries into oat mixture before cooking. Top each serving with vanilla yogurt and cinnamon-sugar.

Apricot Crunch Oatmeal:

Prepare as directed in Step 1. Top each serving with purchased trail mix and snipped dried apricots or mixed dried fruit.

Blackberry-Walnut Oatmeal:

Prepare as directed in Step 1. Top each serving with fresh blackberries, graham cracker crumbs, and toasted broken walnuts.

Chocolate-Almond Oatmeal:

Prepare as directed in Step 1. Stir about 1/2 cup presweetened cocoa powder into cooked oatmeal. Top each serving with semisweet chocolate pieces and toasted sliced almonds.

PB&J Oatmeal:

Prepare as directed in Step 1. Stir about 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter into cooked oatmeal. Top each serving with strawberry jam and granola.

Cinnamon-Raisin Crunch Oatmeal:

Prepare as directed in Step 1. Toast and butter 4 slices cinnamon-raisin bread; cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Top each serving of oatmeal with brown sugar and toasted bread cubes.

Bacon-Berry Oatmeal:

Prepare as directed in Step 1. Slice fresh strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. Top each serving of oatmeal with sweetened strawberries and crumbled, crisp-cooked bacon.

Nutrition Facts

(Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal)
    Per serving:
  • 124 kcal cal.,
  • 2 g fat
  • 263 mg sodium,
  • 24 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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