Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs
Easy to do overnight to have ready for the morning. Oats thicken on standing and can be kept in the refrigerator for the next day or two. Just add milk and stir until it loosens, then reheat in the microwave.
- Place ingredients except pecans in a small crockpot and cook 6-8 hours or until tender.
- Oats will thicken upon standing.
- Serve with milk, cream, sweetener or fresh fruits if desired, topped with toasted pecans.
We eat steel-cut oats all the time, but this tasted very strange. We decided it might be the dried fruits permeating (and overwhelming) the flavor of the oats. Next time I think we would keep the dried fruits aside, adding them in the morning, and then just giving them a few minutes to plump. I do like the ease of doing it overnight in the crockpot.
This would have to be the creamiest porridge I have ever eaten !!
Oh dear, I think we would have liked this a lot. But the pinch of salt wasn't near enough, so I added an extra 1/4 t of salt. That didn't seem to be enough either, so I added another 1/4 t of salt and that was way too much, so then we couldn't eat it. I'll try again Lorie. Made for please review, please see my rating system.