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.