1 cup steel cut oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried figs
4 cups water
1/2 cup half-and-half
In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients and set to low heat. Cover and let cook for 8 to 9 hours.
Stir and remove to serving bowls. This method works best if started before you go to bed. This way your oatmeal will be finished by morning.
This was kind of an expensive breakfast, but well worth it. The cheapest part about it was the oatmeal, only 88 cents a pound in the bulk bins. Dried or fresh figs are expensive too. I had to buy dried figs since we don’t have fresh ones in our area. I normally buy dried cranberries in bulk at Sam’s Club too, but I was out so I had to buy some at the grocery store. Guess we’re going to have to make a trip to Sam’s Club in the near future. I love that store too. The last time I was there they had this new apple-wood smoked bacon dip and it was soooo good.
My crock pot cooks kind of fast even on low. So, for this I just set it on warm all night long and it was ready to eat when we woke up this morning. I’ve never had oatmeal with any type of milk before and adding a little bit of warm half-and-half made this oatmeal very rich. Alton Brown has really good recipes, and all of the ones we’ve tried from him we’ve liked them all. Like his sardine and avocado toasts, ginger roasted almonds, and beef wellington. I think the next recipe I’m going to try of his is his 40 cloves and a chicken. Tonight for dinner we are having cornish hens with acorn squash.