By People Staff
Updated July 08, 2016 11:36 AM
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Meredith Haaz’s Slow Cooker Cinnamon Oatmeal

1 cup steel-cut oats
2 tsp. cinnamon
2-3 tsp. pure vanilla extract or powder
½ tsp. salt
½ cup chopped dates
4 cups water

1. In a slow cooker, mix all the ingredients and the water together.
2. Set it on low heat, and cook overnight for 6 to 8 hours.
3. In the morning, spoon into bowls, and serve with a light sprinkling of cinnamon, if desired.

Serves: 4
Active time: 5 minutes
Total time: 6 to 8 hours