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Steel cut oats and your favourite dried fruits make for a delicious breakfast that's ready and waiting for you when you roll into the kitchen for breakfast. There's absolutely no need to add any sugar to the oatmeal, as the sugars in the fruit take care of that for you. Use any combination of fruit you have on hand; I've used apples, prunes, dates, apricots, cranberries, raisins, cranberries, strawberries, and pineapple and all are great but my favourites are apple/raisin, and dates all by themselves. From the manual that came with a Cuisinart slow cooker.
- Spray slow cooker insert lightly with cooking spray.
- Measure oats, water, salt, and cinnamon into pot; stir to combine.
- Stir in dried fruit.
- Cover and cook on low for 3 hours (use the timer function; otherwise, you might have to get up early to turn the slow cooker on).
- Leftovers can be reheated in the microwave.