Slow Cooker Cherry Almond Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Slow Cooker Cherry Almond Steel-Cut Oatmeal

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    Servings


Ingredients

  • ¾

    cup dried tart cherries

  • 1

    apple, peeled and grated (approx. 1 cup grated); or ½ cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 2

    cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk

  • 1-½

    cups water

  • 1

    cup uncooked steel-cut oats

  • 2

    tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1-½

    tablespoons butter, cut into 5-6 pieces, optional (omit or substitute margarine for lactose-free, vegan)

  • ½

    teaspoon almond extract

  • 1

    tablespoon ground flax seed

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • Optional garnishes: toasted sliced almonds, maple syrup, additional almond milk or butter

Directions

Coat inside of 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients (except optional toppings) to slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for 7 hours. Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired. Store leftovers in refrigerator. Freezes well. To reheat single servings: Put 1-cup cooked oatmeal in microwave proof bowl. Add 1/3 cup almond milk. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Continue cooking for another minute, or until hot. Recipe can be doubled in 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Increase cooking time 1 hour.


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