honey, brown sugar or
, to taste
Combine 2 cups of steel-cut oats with 8 cups water and 1/2 tsp salt in slow-cooker insert. Cover and cook until oats are just tender, on high for 2 1/2 hours or on low overnight (8 hours). Remove lid and stir in 1/2 cup dried cranberries and 1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds during the last 10 min. Sweeten to taste with honey, brown sugar or maple syrup before serving.