Milk of choicesuch as almond milk, soy milk, or whole milk for finishing, optional
Walnuts and pure maple syrup for serving
The night before you plan to serve this, put the oats, water, salt and spices in a slow cooker. Set it to low, and set the timer for at least 8 hours. Mine automatically switches to the “warm” setting after the timer is done, so I have an extra two hours of keeping it toasty if I sleep in. If yours doesn’t have this feature, you can set it for up to 9 hours.
In the morning, give it a good stir to break up any clumps and add the molasses. If it’s very thick, you can add some milk or more water to get it to your desired consistency, and set the heat to high for a few minutes so it doesn’t cool off too much. Spoon into bowls, top with nuts and maple syrup. The molasses does not give this enough “sweet”, so be sure to use pure maple syrup for the best flavor, or you could do brown sugar if you prefer.