Healthy Recipe: Slow-Cooker Steel-Cut Oats

BananaWalnutSteelCutOatmeal_n_lgBy Greta Breskin, MS, RD, of ShopRite, New Rochelle, NY

Oatmeal is a source of soluble fiber, which can help lower cholesterol as part of a heart-healthy diet. Top with 1/4 cup chopped walnuts for a complete breakfast.


Servings: about 6

Serving Size: 3/4 cup


1 quart almond milk (you can substitute soy or rice milk if you like)

1 cup steel cut oats (also called Irish oatmeal)

7 ounces unsweetened coconut milk (about half a 13.5 ounce can)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup dried cherries

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine almond milk and next four ingredients (through cherries) in a slow-cooker. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.

Before serving, stir in vanilla extract. Top with 1/4 cup walnuts if desired. Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated.


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