How to Cook Oatmeal

It's a snap to cook oatmeal in a slow cooker. Simply place the ingredients inside the cooker before bed time, and you'll wake up to a hearty breakfast. You can learn how to cook oatmeal using either rolled oats or steel cut oats.

This is how to cook oatmeal

You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 cups steel cut oats
- 5 cups water
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup apple cider (or apple juice)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt

Place all ingredients into the slow cooker and stir. Replace the lid, and cook on low setting for 6 to 7 hours. Top with brown sugar and milk, if desired.

Now that you know how to cook oatmeal, you can make it a regular addition to your morning menu. Topped with sliced bananas and a glass of orange juice, oatmeal is a delicious and inexpensive breakfast. Experts recommend that you eat 6 - 8 servings of whole grains a day for optimum health. Oatmeal is a whole grain that serves double-duty because it contains soluble fibers which limit the amount of cholesterol absorbed into your blood stream.

Here's to another Fantastic meal!

photo by Bill Ebbesen

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