Busy or not, there’s no better feeling than waking up to a ready-to-eat hot breakfast. The oats, fruit and spices in this homey meal bake together overnight. —Valerie Sauber, Adelanto, California
3-1/2 cups fat-free milk
1 large apple, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup steel-cut oats
3/4 cup raisins
3 tablespoons brown sugar
4-1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped pecans
In a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until liquid is absorbed. Spoon oatmeal into bowls; sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor’s Note: You may substitute 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats for the steel-cut oats and increase the fat-free milk to 4-1/2 cups.