Easy Slow-Cooker Oatmeal


Slow cookers aren’t just for dinner. “Steel cut oats are one of the best hot cereals but often get overlooked for a quicker breakfast,” says Beth Bader, co-author of The Clean Plate Club. “Making these in a slow cooker the night before makes this healthy, hot breakfast ready when you are.”

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Serves: 8

1 cup steel-cut oats
1/3 cup chopped dates
2/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped dried figs
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped almonds or walnuts
4 cups water
1/2 cup half-and-half (or plain nonfat yogurt)

Mix all ingredients together in a slow cooker before you head to bed. Set to low and cook for 8 to 9 hours. Stir to combine and serve.