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Thursday, January 24 2019

Indulge morning guests (and picky eaters) with an-easy-to-customize cereal. Simply set out an array of toppers so everyone can create their own tasty combinations.

INGREDIENTS
6 - cups water
2 - cups steel-cut oats
1 - teaspoon salt
Toppers, such as dried cherries, cranberries, raisins, or snipped apricots; coconut; chopped nuts; brown sugar; maple syrup; and/or milk, half-and-half, or light cream


DIRECTIONS
In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine the water, oats, and salt. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 1/2 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.


Top each serving with desired toppers. Serve warm.

BANANA-HONEY OATMEAL:
Prepare as directed in Step 1. Top each serving with sliced banana and chopped peanuts. Drizzle with honey.

BERRY MEDLEY OATMEAL:
Prepare as directed in Step 1. Top each serving with fresh raspberries and/or blueberries and chopped pistachio nuts.

TASTE-OF-THE-TROPICS OATMEAL:
Prepare as directed in Step 1. Top each serving with cubed mango and toasted coconut. Drizzle with caramel-flavor dessert sauce.

CRANBERRY-APPLE OATMEAL:
Prepare as directed in Step 1, except stir 1/2 cup apple butter and 1/4 cup dried cranberries into oat mixture before cooking. Top each serving with vanilla yogurt and cinnamon-sugar.

APRICOT CRUNCH OATMEAL:
Prepare as directed in Step 1. Top each serving with purchased trail mix and snipped dried apricots or mixed dried fruit.

BLACKBERRY-WALNUT OATMEAL:
Prepare as directed in Step 1. Top each serving with fresh blackberries, graham cracker crumbs, and toasted broken walnuts.

CHOCOLATE-ALMOND OATMEAL:
Prepare as directed in Step 1. Stir about 1/2 cup presweetened cocoa powder into cooked oatmeal. Top each serving with semisweet chocolate pieces and toasted sliced almonds.

PB&J OATMEAL:
Prepare as directed in Step 1. Stir about 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter into cooked oatmeal. Top each serving with strawberry jam and granola.

CINNAMON-RAISIN CRUNCH OATMEAL:
Prepare as directed in Step 1. Toast and butter 4 slices cinnamon-raisin bread; cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Top each serving of oatmeal with brown sugar and toasted bread cubes.

BACON-BERRY OATMEAL:
Prepare as directed in Step 1. Slice fresh strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. Top each serving of oatmeal with sweetened strawberries and crumbled, crisp-cooked bacon.

NUTRITION FACTS (Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal)
Per serving: 124 kcal , 2 g fat 263 mg sodium , 24 g carb. , 4 g fiber , 5 g pro.

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