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September 1, 2021/Diet, Food & Fitness/Recipes

Recipe: Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oats With Apples, Walnuts

A filling whole-grain favorite for breakfast or an afternoon snack

recipe steel cut oatmeal with apples and walnuts

Steel-cut oats are a breakfast favorite, rich in fiber and extra filling. Let your slow cooker do the work overnight to save precious time in the morning (and to wake up to wonderful kitchen aromas). Pro tip: Using a slow cooker liner can make clean-up a snap.

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Ingredients

1 cup steel-cut oats
2 apples, cut in small cubes (or 1 cup dried fruit + extra 1/2 cup water)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
4 cups water
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Mix so ingredients are evenly distributed. Set slow cooker on low setting, cover and cook for 8 to 9 hours.
  2. Spoon into 4 serving bowls.
  3. Serve with a splash of milk (or milk alternative), if desired.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings

Calories: 280
Total fat: 12 g
Saturated fat: 1.5 g
Carbohydrate: 42 g
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 10 g
Protein: 8 g

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