An easy and delicious crockpot oatmeal to cook in the slow cooker overnight, or cook it during the day, refrigerate, and microwave servings in the morning. This is a delicious and filling breakfast with cinnamon sugar and milk.
- 2 cups steel-cut oats
- 6 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar blend for baking or 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup brown sugar, optional
- 1 cup coarsely chopped dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup half-and-half or light cream
- Cinnamon sugar and dried cranberries for garnish, optional
- Milk for serving
Spray the inside of the slow cooker crockery insert with nonstick cooking spray. Combine the oats, water, applesauce, brown sugar (if using), and cranberries. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 9 hours. Stir in the half-and-half or cream and cook for 10 minutes longer.
Garnish with cinnamon sugar and dried cranberries, as desired, and serve with milk.
Makes about 12 servings (2/3 to 3/4 cups to each serving)