Gingerbread Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Source: The Seasoned Mom

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked steel cut oats
  • ½ teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 8 cups water
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • Optional toppings:
    • Chopped and toasted pecans, dried cranberries, Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Spray the inside of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and stir well.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 8 hours, stirring occasionally.

Notes

  • Don’t use quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats because they will get too mushy.
  • You can substitute with maple syrup instead of the molasses, but it won’t have that true “gingerbread” taste.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 223; Total Fat: 2g; Sodium: 326mg;

Total Carbohydrate: 45g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 16g; Protein: 5g.