This breakfast is super easy for a large group of family members, because you just put it in the Crock-Pot the night before and voila! Nice, tasty, hot breakfast ready when you wake up.
2 cups dry steel-cut oats (don't try to use quick or old-fashioned
8 cups water (or a bit less, if you like your oatmeal thicker)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Whatever else you think!
1. Put the oats and water in the Crock-Pot before you go to
bed. Set it to cook on low for 6 hours (if it doesn't have
a timer, it can cook a little longer until you wake up, but it
does get a bit mushier after 6 hours and many people prefer
it slightly chewy).
2. In the morning, stir in the sugar, cinnamon, and other
toppings. If you like, you can stir in chopped apples about
1/ 2 hour to 1 hour before serving so they can cook a bit.
3. Serve with a bit of milk or a dollop of vanilla yogurt. Add
a little more sugar if you think it needs it.