Overnight Oatmeal

Here is an easy way to serve a crowd a hearty breakfast before facing the elements for a day of winter sports. You can assemble it in the slow cooker in the evening and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal. The slow cooker eliminates the need for constant stirring and ensures an exceptionally creamy consistency. It is important to use steel-cut oats; old-fashioned oats become too soft during slow-cooking.

Recipe from EatingWell
Overnight Oatmeal
SERVINGS
6
YIELD
8 servings, 1 cup each
PREP TIME
5 mins
TOTAL TIME
8 hrs
Ingredients
  • 8   cups water
  • 2   cups steel-cut oats, (see Ingredient note)
  • 1/3  cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3  cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt, or to taste
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Directions
1. 
Combine water, oats, dried cranberries, dried apricots and salt in a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Turn heat to low. Put the lid on and cook until the oats are tender and the porridge is creamy, 7 to 8 hours. Stovetop Variation Halve the above recipe to accommodate the size of most double boilers: Combine 4 cups water, 1 cup steel-cut oats, 3 tablespoons dried cranberries, 3 tablespoons dried apricots and 1/8 teaspoon salt in the top of a double boiler. Cover and cook over boiling water for about 1 1/2 hours, checking the water level in the bottom of the double boiler from time to time.
Tip:
1. 
Ingredient Note: Steel-cut oats, sometimes labeled "Irish oatmeal," look like small pebbles. They are toasted oat groats - the oat kernel that has been removed from the husk that have been cut in 2 or 3 pieces. Do not substitute regular rolled oats, which have a shorter cooking time, in the slow-cooker oatmeal recipe.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 193, Fat, total (g) 3, carb. (g) 34, Monosaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 9, pro. (g) 6, sodium (mg) 77, Potassium (mg) 195, Fruit () 0.5, Starch () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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