4 cups water
1 cup steel-cut oats
1 cup vanilla soy milk or vanilla almond milk
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
2 medium peaches, sliced or 3 cups frozen unsweetened sliced peaches, thawed
Optional toppings: Sliced almonds, brown sugar, cinnamon and additional peaches
1. In a well-greased 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 6 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until oats are tender, 7 to 8 hours. Stir in peaches just before serving.
2. Pressure cooker option: Decrease water to 3 cups. Add to a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker coated with cooking spray. Stir in oats, soy milk, brown sugar, salt and vanilla. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 4 minutes. Let pressure release naturally. Stir in peaches just before serving. Oatmeal will thicken upon standing. If desired, top with optional toppings.
Five Star Recipe
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
YIELD: 6 servings.
3/4 cup: 163 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.