Fruited Irish Oatmeal from Jenn:
Steel-cut oats cooked in a crockpot with apple juice, maple syrup, cinnamon and dried fruit. Serves 8.
5 cups water
2 cups Irish steel-cut oats
1 cup apple juice
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup dried apricots, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
In a 3 1/2 quart or bigger crockpot, combine all the ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours. Serve with milk, brown sugar, honey, nuts or whatever else you prefer on your oatmeal. You can use any dried fruit combination, and you can also leave the fruit out. Delicious stuff.