Slow-Cooker Steel-Cut Oats

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 8 hr 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 

2 very ripe bananas, mashed 

1 cinnamon stick 

Kosher salt 

Suggested toppings: toasted almonds or coconut (see Cook's Note), toasted nuts, fresh or dried berries, maple syrup, ground cinnamon, coconut milk, almond milk, dairy milk and yogurt.


Special equipment:
a 6-quart slow cooker
  1. Combine the oats, nutmeg, bananas and cinnamon stick in a 6-quart slow cooker with 7 1/2 cups water and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  2. Serve the oatmeal with your desired toppings.

Cook’s Note

For toasted sliced almonds: Add 1/3 cup sliced almonds to a dry skillet and toast over medium heat, shaking the skillet frequently, until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. For toasted shaved coconut: Add 1/3 cup shaved coconut to a dry skillet over medium heat. Toast until lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes.

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