You can have a hearty breakfast ready and waiting for you in the morning with a little preparation the night before. It all starts with a good slow cooker.
8 cup water
2 cup steel-cut oats
0.25 teaspoons salt
Combine all ingredients in a 5-quart slow cooker and turn on low heat. Cover with lid and cook 8 hours. Fruit pieces can be added with the ingredients at the start or right before serving if you prefer (I wait and add them in the morning).
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