> 1/2 cup dried cherries
> 1 cup peeled, grated apple (about 2 medium apples)
> 2 cups skim milk
> 1 1/2 cups water
> 1 cup steel-cut oats
> 2 tbsp brown sugar
> 1/2 tsp almond extract
> 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
> 1 cup warmed milk
> 1/2 cup slivered almonds for topping
Coat inside of 3 1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray.
Add all ingredients except warmed milk and almonds to slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for 8 hours overnight.
Spoon oatmeal into bowls, pour warmed milk over each serving and top with almonds.