PointsPlus Cranberry-Maple Slow Cooker Oatmeal

PointsPlus Cranberry-Maple Slow Cooker Oatmeal
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Cranberry-Maple Slow Cooker Oatmeal

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Cranberry-Maple Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Using a slow cooker to make steel-cut oats means you can sleep in without having to worry about starting breakfast. Be sure to use steel-cut oats for this recipe, as regular oatmeal will not hold up to this length of cooking. If you like your oatmeal very creamy, you can cook it up to eight hours.

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Ingredients

  • water
  • steel-cut oats
  • 2/3  dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2  maple syrup
  • cinnamon
  • 1/2  salt
  • slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients except for the almonds, in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, depending on desired creaminess. Stir well to combine and then sprinkle with almonds.

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Cranberry Cooking Tip

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