1 cup steel cut oats (DO NOT substitute old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats)
4 1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup dried fruit (raisins, prunes, apricots, dates) (optional)
milk, sugar, cinnamon, or maple sugar (to taste)
1.Place all ingredients in a 2 quart slow cooker.
2.Cover and cook on LOW 6-8 hours.
3.It might form a "crust" around the outside. Just scrape it down with a spoon and stir it in.
MY NOTES: I added a cubed apple and reduced the water to 4¼ cups. It was pretty runny after 8 hours. I did like the raisins I added, though.
I’d try the following changes: use only dried fruit, add 1 tsp. cinnamon, keep cook time closer to 6 hours, if possible.
I got the steel cut oats in the health food section of Cub, but you can also get them at a Whole Foods store.
This was nice to wake up to and was really healthy and hardy.