chia seeds (good source of Omega-3's and fiber) and ground flax seeds. I used two clean spice containers and filled each with either chia or flax, then labeled them. I took the shaker top out, because they are too big to fit through. This makes it easy to just shake out some onto our oatmeal each day, and it's a good way for me to remember to use this stuff.
Maple & Brown Sugar Slow Cooker Steel-Cut Oatmeal
adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe and other sources
1 cup steel cut oats
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk, plus enough water to bring liquid to 4 cups
1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or homemade)
2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Lightly coat the inside of a small (2-3 quart) slow cooker with cooking spray. Combine all the ingredients in the slow cooker and stir. Cook for 4-5 hours on low. Stir thoroughly before serving with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
2. If not serving immediately, cool and refrigerate, covered. In the mornings, place portions in micro-wave safe bowls and microwave for 3-5 minutes, or until hot. Serve with dairy or almond milk, fresh fruit and/or frozen berries, and flax and chia seeds, if desired, and a dash of extra cinnamon.
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