6-1/2 cups water
2 cups steel cut oats
2 apples (I use granny smith), peeled, cored and diced
1/2 cup brown sugar (plus more for serving)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped (optional)
2 bananas, sliced (optional)
nondairy milk (optional)
1. In a slow cooker (Crock Pot, Smart-Pot, etc.), add and stir together water, oats, diced apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Cook overnight on low setting for 8 to 9 hours.
2. In the morning, stir in the toasted pecans.
3. Serve warm topped with bananas and nondairy milk. Sprinkle with more brown sugar, if you like.
Source of recipe: Inspired by a recipe I saw in Better Homes and Gardens last Christmas