Recipe adapted from Alton Brown
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, so that your oatmeal will be finished by morning.
If you don’t have a dairy slow cooker, the recipe can be made with water. Fruits can be varied.
Yield: serves about 4