Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal

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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.

Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oatmeal with raisins and apricots
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
10 mins
Slow Cook Time:
5 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
9

Ingredients

  • 6 cup water

  • 2 cup 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.

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 (per serving)

124 Calories
2g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Protein 5g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 2mg 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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