Slow Cooker Porridge

Slow Cooker Porridge:

2 cups Irish or Scottish oatmeal
2 tablespoons yogurt or lemon juice
2 cups coconut milk
4 to 8 tablespoons butter, cut into cubes
Dried apples, cut into little bits
1 cinnamon stick, broken in half or thirds
Prepare Oatmeal – Soak oatmeal in warm water with two tablespoons of yogurt or lemon juice for about twelve to twenty-four hours before you start cooking. Drain the oatmeal and give it a good rinse. Place the soaked oatmeal, coconut milk, butter, apples and cinnamon, along with 4 cups filtered water, in a greased slow cooker, turn on low and cook overnight ( approx. eight hours). Once oatmeal is done, add vanilla and fresh fruit or your favorite nut butter. Also vary the grains used; try short-grain rice, amaranth and quinoa.