• 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 Gala apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 3 cups)
  • 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Preparation:

  1. 1. Bring milk and 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.
  2. 2. Coat a 3 1/2-quart electric slow cooker with cooking spray. Place hot milk mixture, apple, and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in slow cooker; stir well. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 hours or until oats are tender.
  3. 3. Spoon oatmeal into bowls; top with maple syrup and hazelnuts.
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