- Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the oats, stir and coat with the butter, and toast over medium heat until lightly brown. You will start to smell their nuttiness. This only takes about 1-2 minutes. Be careful not to burn them.
- Mix oats and the rest of the ingredients into the slow cooker. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
Special note **I used a 6 quart slow cooker and cooked mine for 5 hours and then it went to warm for about an hour. I turned it off and went back to bed for another hour. When we came back down to eat it was perfect.
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