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Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Makes: 9 servings
Prep 10 mins Slow Cook 5 hrs 30 mins to 6 hrs  (low) or 3 to 3 1/2 hours (high)
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 KitchenBanana-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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 9,
  • cal. (kcal) 124,
  • Fat, total (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 24,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • sodium (mg) 263,
  • Potassium (mg) 2,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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