Wake up and breakfast is ready. A great start to a great day. Serve and enjoy and healthy, nutritious, and scrumptious breakfast. The oatmeal is cooked overnight in a crock pot for 8 hours on the low setting. So it is best to make this recipe right before you go to bed.
This recipe uses steel cut oats. They are my favorite. I love the nutty flavor and the chewy texture. The oatmeal is mixed with dried fruit - I used dried cherries (the recipe called for dried cranberries) and dried figs. Stir in some water and half-and-half cover and cook.
I served my oatmeal with some milk and a dash of sugar. A wonderful way to start the day:)
From Alton Brown
1 cup steel cut oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried figs
4 cups water
1/2 cup half-and-half
In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients and set to low heat. Cover and let cook for 8 to 9 hours.
Stir and remove to serving bowls. This method works best if started before you go to bed. This way your oatmeal will be finished by morning.
Makes 4 servings