2 cups steel cut oats (look for GF, if need be)
4 cups of water
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 small apples, peeled, cored and chopped (I like red varieties)
1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
2 tablespoons of butter or margarine, chopped into small pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Add all ingredients to a slow cooker. Cook on low setting for 8 hours. If desired, serve with steamed milk of choice (soy, rice, cow's milk, coconut milk, etc.).
Unused portions can be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container up to 3 days.