Overnight Orange Cranberry Steel Cut Oats (Crock Pot)

Time: 10 min. prep + 6-8 hours slow cooking
Yield: 4 servings
Recipe adapted from The Yummy Life

1 C steel-cut oats
2 medium-sized apples, peeled and chopped
3 T brown sugar
2 T butter, melted
1/4 t cinnamon
1 T flax seed (optional)
1/4 t salt
1/2 t vanilla
1/4 t almond extract
1 1/2 C milk
1 C water
1/2 C orange juice
1/2 C craisins (dried cranberries)

sliced almonds

1. Find yourself a nice crock pot and spray the inside with cooking spray. (I used a 3 quart crock pot, if you use one that is larger your steel cut oats will cook faster).

2. Add 1 cup steel cut oats.

3. Peel and chop 2 medium-sized apples and add them to the crock pot. 

4. Add 3 T brown sugar, 2 T melted butter, 1/4 t cinnamon, 1 T flax seed (optional), 1/4 t salt, 1/2 t vanilla, 1/4 t almond extract, 1 1/2 C milk, 1 C water, 1/2 C orange juice and 1/2 C craisins (dried cranberries). Stir it all together, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

5. Scoop the creamy steel-cut oats into 4 bowls and top them with additional craisins, sliced almonds and milk.