Recipes and Cooking Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal 4.2 (22) 3 Reviews 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on February 17, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kritsada Panichgul Prep Time: 10 mins Slow Cook Time: 5 hrs 30 mins Total Time: 5 hrs 40 mins Servings: 9 Jump to Nutrition Facts 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 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. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 124 Calories 2g Fat 24g Carbs 5g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.