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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Top each serving with desired toppers. Serve warm.

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

124 calories; 2 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 263 mg sodium. 2 mg potassium; 24 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 0 g sugar; 5 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 0 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 0 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 20 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
06/11/2017
What is steel cut oat meal and why use steel cut oatmeal for these recipes?
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11/01/2016
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