Slow Cooked Steel Cut Oats

What's the best breakfast to wake up to on a cold, blustery winter's day? A bowl of steamy, hot already made steel cut oats! With just a little prep time the night before, you can wake up to the warm scents of hot cooked oats coming your way as you get your morning coffee on.  Not only are these oats wonderfully healthy and full of soluble fiber, but they're also quite inexpensive---a perfect food all around.

Slow-Cooked Steel Cut Oats
      -makes 4 servings

Coat the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray.
Put into the cooker:
      1 cup of Steel Cut Oats (do not use other types of oats)
      4 cups of water
      1/4 tsp salt
Plug in when you go to bed and turn on the lowest setting for about 7 hours.
A crust may appear on the sides in the morning. Don't worry; just scrape it down and stir it all in.

Top it off with your favorite dried fruit, a little brown sugar, honey, sweetener, wheat germ, nuts, or whatever your heart desires in the morning. Enjoy!

Nutritional Data: 1/4 batch: 76 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 147 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. 
1 1/2 Units.