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Crock-pot oatmeal

Stay in bed a few minutes longer this winter morning by starting breakfast the night before in the slow cooker. Fiber-rich oats will keep you feeling full and satisfied, and each bowl can be tailored with add-ins like dried cranberries, pecans, walnuts and maple syrup. 

Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 medium apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup seedless raisins
  • 2 1/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    *optional toppings: brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, dried cranberries, dried cherries, pecans, walnuts, ground flaxseed 

Directions

  1. Spray the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Add apples, raisins, milk, water, oats and cinnamon. Mix well. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.
  2. Add optional toppings, if desired. *Serve warm.

Makes 8 servings.

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