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Gail's Crockpot Oatmeal
Date Added: November 12, 2008 Season:  
Category: Crockpot Prep. Method:  
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1 cup steel cut oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dates, chopped
4 cups water
1/2 cup half and half
2 tablespoons honey

  1. Spray inside of slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients except half and half and honey in the slow cooker, cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours. Stir in half and half and honey, and serve.

  2. If you like more texture in your oatmeal, you can toast the oats before cooking. Place them in a shallow layer on a cookie sheet and toast them at 350 degrees F. for 15-20 minutes, stirring once during cooking time, until oats are a darker gold color. Let cool completely before you combine with the rest of the ingredients in the recipe.

  3. Stir well before serving. 4 servings

  4. Gail's notes: I skipped toasting the oats but did use steel cut oats; I think I read they hold up better in crockpot for overnight. I didn't measure the honey I put in because I was trying to finish out a jar so I probably added a bit more. I didn't have dates so used dried plums instead. Do NOT do what I did! I fixed this the night before, turned on the crockpot to low and realized very early the next morning it was not plugged in! I dumped it all in the west bend slow cooker and cranked it up to 5, the highest, and cooked it for about 2 hours or so.....it was still really good!

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Added On: November 12, 2008
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Gail Barger
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April 16, 2012
I think I've only done this one in the West Bend slow cooker....sometimes I put it on in the afternoon and do it on medium for maybe a couple of hours. Occasionally I do it on Sunday mornings and put it on the highest setting for about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours! We have plenty to put in fridge and then just microwave in the mornings.
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