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Steel-cut oats offer a nutty alternative to hot cereal made with rolled oats. If you prefer, substitute firm pears for apples or dried cranberries for the raisins.
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 cup oatmeal and about 1/4 cup apples)
1. Combine first 8 ingredients in an 8-cup heatproof glass bowl. Set bowl in a 6-quart slow cooker; add cold water to slow cooker, filling until water comes three-fourths of the way up outside of bowl. Cover slow cooker; cook on LOW 8 hours or until oats are thick and creamy.
2. Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add apples; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.
3. Stir oats; spoon into bowls. Top with apples.