Overnight Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal

Roll out of bed to this fabulous hot breakfast cereal recipe that's been cooking overnight in your slow cooker. Before serving, top with pecans, chopped apples, and honey for more crunchy, gooey goodness.



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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients
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    4   cups 
    water
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    1 1/2  cups 
    apple juice
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    1   cup 
    steel-cut oats
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    1/2  cup 
    regular barley (not quick-cooking)
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    1   teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    grated fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/4  cup 
    packed brown sugar
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    1/3  cup 
    coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
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    2   
    medium apples, coarsely chopped
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    Honey (optional)
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    Fat-free milk (optional)

Directions
1.
Line a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with a disposable slow-cooker liner. In slow cooker, combine water, apple juice, oats, barley, cinnamon, ginger, and salt.
2.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours. Before serving, stir in brown sugar. Top with pecans and apples. Serve with honey and milk. Makes 8 servings.
Tip
  • Kitchen Tip: Find disposable slow-cooker liners in the wraps and bags section of supermarkets.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 218, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 0, carb. (g) 40, Monosaturated fat (g) 2, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 5, sugar (g) 16, pro. (g) 5, vit. A (IU) 0, vit. C (mg) 2, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 4, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 81, Potassium (mg) 174, calcium (mg) 20, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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