Our new winter favorite is slow cooker oatmeal. I know it sounds crazy but it's amazing. You put everything in the slow cooker and put it on low before bed and wake up to delicious, healthy, and filling, porridge. You can speed up the process by using high for 2 hours.
The recipe is simple and really easy customize based on your dietary desires.
Place ingredients below into a slow cooker
1 cup Steel Cut Oats (like McCann's)
3 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup soy milk (butter milk and other "milks" work as will just another 1/2 cup water)
3 Table Spoons brown sugar (honey works for those who don't do refined sugar as other sweeteners)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup dried cherries
set the cooker to low and leave overnight (at least 4-5 hours, or 2 hours on high)
This recipe is very forgiving and we've come up with a million varieties using apples, raisins, fresh berries, pine nuts, and pears!