Slow Cooker, Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal
Servings: 5 1-cup servings
•2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2-1/2 to 3 cups chopped)
•1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
•1-1/2 cups water
•1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
•2 tablespoons brown sugar
•1-1/2 tablespoons butter, cut into 5-6 pieces
•1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
•2 teaspoons ground flax seed
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•Optional garnishes: chopped nuts, raisins, maple syrup, additional milk or butter
Coat inside of 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients (except optional toppings) to slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for 7 hours. Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired. Store leftovers in refrigerator. Freezes well.
Recipe can be doubled in 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Increase cooking time 1 hour. Enjoy!