- cal. (kcal) 193
- Makes: 6 servings
- Prep: 5 mins
- Start to Finish: 8 hrs
- Carb Grams Per Serving: 34
steel-cut oats, (see Ingredient note)
dried apricots, chopped
salt, or to taste
- 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: 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 InformationServings Per Recipe: 6
PER SERVING: 193 cal., 3 g total fat 77 mg sodium, 34 g carb. (9 g fiber), 6 g pro.