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Overnight Irish Oatmeal Recipe

Overnight Irish Oatmeal

Prep Time 5min Cook Time 9h

Irish, steel-cut oats have so much more flavor and texture than the regular kind, but unfortunately they must be simmered on the stove for 30 minutes. To solve that problem, cook them overnight in your crock-pot. In the morning, all you need to do is spoon the creamy oatmeal into bowls and top with lots of dried fruit, toasted almonds and brown sugar for a satisfying and cozy treat.

by Alison Needham

What you'll need

  • 1 cup irish steel-cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup half and half


Yields 4 servings

How to make it

  1. Grease the bowl of your crock pot with cooking spray. Add all ingredients, and stir well.
  2. Cover and set crock pot to low. Cook for 8-9 hours.
  3. Stir contents of the crock pot well, spoon into bowls and top with dried fruit, toasted nuts, brown sugar and buttermilk (or cream).