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Oatmeal, Overnight (D, TNT)
Source: Alton Brown of the Food Network
Serves: 4

1 cup steel-cut oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried figs (I didn't have any, so I used dried apricots)
4 cups water
1/2 cup half-and-half (I plan to try Almond Breeze next time)

In a slow cooker/crockpot, combine all ingredients and set to low heat.

Cover and let cook for 8 to 9 hours. Stir and remove to serving bowls.

(This method works best if you start before you go to bed. This way, your oatmeal will be finished by morning.)


Poster's Notes:
I was just recently introduced to oatmeal made from regular oats and fell in love with it.

I had never liked the texture of instant oatmeal, so I never ate it. A few weeks ago, I saw that Trader Joe's had frozen oatmeal made from "steel-cut oats" (I assume that is what is referred to when talking about regular oats.) I bought it and tried it and loved it. The only thing is that the price is a little extravagant for two portions, so I decided to experiment at home. I used a recipe from Alton Brown from the Food Network that uses the crockpot.

After it was done, I measured it out into individual portions, put it in plastic baggies and froze them. To re-heat I took it out of the baggie and put it in a bowl in the microwave. I heated it for 2 minutes, stirred, and heated for another minute. It really hit the spot when we had a snowstorm of Biblical proportions here in Cleveland!

Posted by Ruth Sudilovsky-Pecha

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A