Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fruity Breakfast Oatmeal

Use healthy steel-cut oats in this recipe.  Old-fashioned oats are too soft for slow-cooking.  This makes an easy healthy breakfast and is a great way to cook steel-cut oats which require longer cooking times and require constant stirring when cooked on the stovetop.

8 cups water
2 cups steel-cut oats 
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup dried apricots, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
nonstick cooking spray

Generously spray the cooker with the cooking spray!

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. 

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