Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oats with Apples and Figs

Steel cut oats raise blood sugar less than rolled oats and have a heartier, more satisfying texture, but the downside is they take much longer to cook. Solve this problem by prepping them overnight in your slow cooker — they'll be ready by morning!

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This recipe makes 4 Servings
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 apples, diced
  • 1/2 cup figs, dried chopped (may substitute other dried fruit)

Combine the oats, water, apples, and figs in the slow cooker. Cook on low setting overnight for approximately 8 hours.

Optional: chopped nuts, cinnamon, sugar, honey, or maple syrup for serving.

Serving size: 1 cup