Slow Cooker Oatmeal
Oatmeal so creamy it's like tapioca! You will absolutely love this recipe. This is how oatmeal was meant to be!
Oatmeal so creamy it's like tapioca! You will absolutely love this recipe. This is how oatmeal was meant to be!
It was lovely to wake up to hot oatmeal, but given my adaptations, I don't *need* to make this again, but might. I was using steel cut oats (granular in appearance / not rolled flakes) so I used the box ratio of 4c water to 1c oats. Plugged in at midnight. Awoke 7:00 a.m. to hot, creamy oatmeal. Required a stir to get rid of foamy layer, but not much loss in "cling-ons." *Note to self, use a crock pot liner for zero loss.* I stirred in salt and fat free 1/2 1/2, served a bowl with lite butter and Brown Sugar Splenda. VERY creamy, but a tad gluey. The chewy nutty texture from steel cut oats was lost; more akin to what microwave instant oatmeal is like. I ate a bowl, buttered a loaf pan and poured the rest into the loaf pan and chilled, wrapped. Next several mornings, I sliced a piece of "loaf" into a shallow dish w/ butter/sugar, and into the microwave it went for 1-2 minutes. Hot bubbling oatmeal followed, topped with a bit more 1/2 and 1/2, which was delicious. It stayed fresh for days and days that way.Read More
I put the ingredients in a lightly sprayed pyrex bowl on a trivet in the cooker. This stops the oatmeal sticking. It never fails for me and I have been using my cooker for years to make oatmeal this way. I don't add salt.
It was lovely to wake up to hot oatmeal, but given my adaptations, I don't *need* to make this again, but might. I was using steel cut oats (granular in appearance / not rolled flakes) so I used the box ratio of 4c water to 1c oats. Plugged in at midnight. Awoke 7:00 a.m. to hot, creamy oatmeal. Required a stir to get rid of foamy layer, but not much loss in "cling-ons." *Note to self, use a crock pot liner for zero loss.* I stirred in salt and fat free 1/2 1/2, served a bowl with lite butter and Brown Sugar Splenda. VERY creamy, but a tad gluey. The chewy nutty texture from steel cut oats was lost; more akin to what microwave instant oatmeal is like. I ate a bowl, buttered a loaf pan and poured the rest into the loaf pan and chilled, wrapped. Next several mornings, I sliced a piece of "loaf" into a shallow dish w/ butter/sugar, and into the microwave it went for 1-2 minutes. Hot bubbling oatmeal followed, topped with a bit more 1/2 and 1/2, which was delicious. It stayed fresh for days and days that way.
I boiled the water added the dry steel cut oats and covered with lid.Wait 4 minutes then I turned off the stove and went to bed. In the morning the oatmeal is ready to be quickly heated (add the cream and sugar at that time) this is easy for those who don't have a slow cooker!
Tasted great, but I had to play with the ingredients a bit.. I found that 4 c of water for 1 c of oats was perfect. With 3 c water, the oatmeal had dried up by morning, and with 5 c it was too watery.
I think that the wide variety of results on this recipe can be chalked up to crock-pot differences. To avoid a cooked on mess, your crock-pot needs to be 2/3-3/4 full when you turn it on. The recipe as written would fail miserably in a 6 qt cooker. Also, due to the long cooking time, use 20-25% more liquid than the oat container calls for. I wouldn't use instant oatmeal here. Try Old-Fashioned or Steel-Cut oats. I have a 6 qt crock pot and I used: 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1 cup steel cut oats 8 cups water 3 cups milk 4 Tbsp butter 1/2 cup brown sugar (should have used more) I cooked on low for 8 hours and stirred. The result was creamy and delicious and there was just a little stuck in the corners. This made a lot, but for the rest of the week I'll just portion it out and add a little milk before re-heating.
i read the reviews before i made this, and decided to add 2 tablespoons of butter to keep it from sticking to the crock. it either worked, or my slow cooker is not suceptible to sticking. i cooked it on low overnight, 9 hours, and it was fantastic. i made it again the next night with chopped apple added before cooking. if you do this, make sure to reduce the water by about 3/4 of a cup.
Here's my secret to this recipe: Use a small dip size crockpot (about one quart), and keep on "warm" setting overnight - I was lucky enough to find a crockpot that small with that setting - it works just great; no sticky, overcooked oatmeal.
I'll never make oatmeal the "regular" way again! Don't worry about it sticking to the sides a little, just stir it well first thing in the morning, then add your mix-ins (raisins are excellent) and let it sit for a half hour or so, it's great. Wonderful left over. I don't use the cream, just add milk to taste (doesn't take much!) to individual bowls.
Delicious! Perfect. After reading all the reviews -- and not having any steel cut oatmeal on hand, just regular old fashioned Quaker Oats -- I made a heavenly breakfast in my 3-qt slow cooker. The key was the 3:1 ratio of liquid to oats. I used 4 cups water and 2 cups milk to 2 cups oats. I added a cut-up Granny Smith apple, pinch of salt, and 1 t. real vanilla. Cooked on low all night (approx. 8 hrs) and am enjoying it now with nothing but brown sugar added. I'll be cooking oatmeal this way from now on. No sticky cooker, by the way -- I sprayed with oil first and it rinsed out in a flash.
I loved this recipe. With my crazy morning schedule, I was so glad to have breakfast finished & not have to worry about cooking. Soooo easy & can flavor it any way you would like. It was definately very creamy. I thought the leftovers were even better. Soo yummy with splenda, low cal maple syrup & bananas &/or cinnamon.
The end product is excellent, but the losses from sticking to the side need to be addressed. You end up with 3 cups of usable oatmeal and about a cup of stuff stuck to the sides anbd bottom of your slow cooker. I went with 3 1/2 cups of water to see if that helps, and it still wasn't enough to prevent the sticky stuff on the sides. I have been told by someone else to try this with 4 cups and a cup of low-fat milk. That's a lot of moisture, and if it turns out to be the solutuon, the original recipe at 3 cups is way off. For taste and texture this recipe is tops, and I will keep using it and trying to fix the sticking problem. The end product is really tasty!
Family loved it . followed advise from reviews - used smaller crock pot so that it was full. 3:1 ratio (4 cups water, 2 Cups milk & 2 cups oats), sprayed pot and added about 2 TBSP butter, 2 small apples chooped, apple pie spice, cinnamon & brown sugar to pot. Cooked on warm for almost 10 hours. Very creamy.
Stove top version: Bring water to a boil add the "dry steel cut oats" (We love those). Boil for 4 minutes, stir, cover with lid, turn off the stove, leave on the burner, and go to bed. In the morning the oatmeal is ready & can be stove or mic heated. (add cream & sugar at this time) this is easier then a crock pot for me.
After reading all the reviews, I think the problem is with the individual slow cookers! Mine only has slow cook/warm settings. It wasn't clear in the recipe what type of oats, but I used old fashioned oats. This is what I did to address the burning/mushy problems: I sprayed the slow cooker with Pam, added 1T. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter to mixture and cooked on warm for 10 hrs. I also adjusted recipe by adding cinnamon to taste and a capful of vanilla extract but also mixed fat free half-and-half and brown sugar in the night before to cook all together overnight. The only thing I added in the am was 2 sliced over ripe bananas. It was so creamy and it was a great bananas and cream oatmeal!! DELICIOUS!!!!! I'm cooking another batch now for my morning breakfast.
This was GREAT!! I have busy mornings with soccer on Saturdays so this was great! I put in steel cut oats (1c) and multi grain oats (1c) and old fashioned oats (1/2 c). with 8 cups of water. I also added 2 or 3 diced apples and cinnamon. I added 2 tbs of butter and I also sprayed the crockpot with Pam....no problems sticking at all. I will definatley make this again! Love it!
you're right when you say this is the way oatmeal is suppose to be! I love it! I even love the sticky parts. My moms always used to stick to her pots when she made oatmeal and it was my favorite part! YUM!
I've made this a few times, and have found that 1cup of steel cut oats, 2cups of water and 2 cups of milk and 1tablespoon of butter makes a wonderful, creamy oatmeal. Then just add whatever you want in the morning. Hope this helps! It is a very good recipe and it is very worth having breakfast all ready when you wake up!
This was pretty good. I did add 1/2 tsp of vanilla and a few tablespoons of butter to keep it from sticking. It did still stick on the bottom but most of it was ok. Maybe if it was cooked for a shorter period of time that would have helped. It was still a nice treat to wake up to in the morning.
The problem of sticking to the crockpot is easily remedied by spraying the pot with Pam first. Duh! And to the people who insist on putting butter into the oatmeal (not in the recipe) I ask, would you put butter into a bowl of Cheerios? It's cereal, not a casserole or side-dish. I really like cinnamon in my oatmeal and it is actually a very good additive to help with arthritis pain relief and really boosts the taste of the oatmeal. This is a good basic recipe.
Good recipe. I also used a small slow-cooker and it worked out just fine.
I took others advice, and used much more liquid. I used 2 cups old fash oats, 4 cups water, 3 cups milk, a little salt, 3 tbsp of butter, set on low for 8 hrs. Although there was no waste, I found it to be a little mushy so I then stirred in 3/4 cup quick oats and let sit for about 20 min. It really gave it the texture that I was looking for... I left out the br sugar. When I served it, I topped the bowl with cinn, sugar, dried cranberries, a touch more butter and walnuts ~ YUM! Can't wait to serve it for Christmas am!
I used steel cut oats and cooked for 3 hours. Nice and creamy...Will be making this recipe again with extras like apples and cinnamon.
My oatmeal turned out AWESOME! I do have to point out that the recipe really works best with steel cut oats and a crock pot that has a "warm" setting. Even low is too hot and causes the crusted on mess. I also advise using a crock pot liner, I always use on whenever I fire up the slow cooker, I hate scrubbing it! I omitted the salt, and used skim milk and added brown sugar/fruit/add ins after it was done.
After reading some reviews, I heeded the advice of Gill-G. She suggested 2c oats, 2c milk & 2c water. I also cooked it on the "warm" setting. The result was perfect, creamy oatmeal & no burnt edges.
I used my SMALL crock pot. I added the old fashioned oats, water & some cinnamon & left it on low for 8 hours. Gave it a stir, added about 1/4-1/3 cup 1% milk and 8 packets of sweet n low. This is also a good time to add any fruit or nuts, if you like. THEN, I added in one packet of single serve oats to get the right consistency. I put the lid back on, popped the toast in the toaster, prepared my mug of coffee and the oats were perfect! The addition of that little packet of oats made all the difference! I'll be making this often! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!
I too had to play with this recipe. The first time I made it, it stuck to the sides of the cooker and was too thick. It must depend a on the type of cooker you have. What works for me is 4 cups of water (or 2 cups milk and 2 cups water), 2 cups of oatmeal. Cook on "keep warm" for 8-10 hours. Sometimes I add raisins, cinnamon and brown sugar.
I use only groats (the hull taken off the whole oat) and not the steelcut. I put it only in a 1 1/2 qt. slow cooker. The water will be 3/4 the way up the side. It comes out very soft and lovely. If you don't have it between 1/2 and 3/4 full (in case you are using a larger crock pot) it won't cook correctly and you will be disappointed.
10 stars. So convenient to cook this overnight and have it ready in the morning. Eat by itself or add fruits and nuts before serving. Caution, it will stick to the crock, spray with Pam or better still use a liner.
Way too over-cooked. A mushy mess.
This oatmeal reminded me of the oatmeal my Grandmother used to make after I scraped it off the bottom and sides of the pot. Cooking it over night was way too long. The oatmeal clumped and stuck to the sides and bottom, so the next time I prepared it, I sprayed the pot with PAM, cooked it in a slow cooker for 1 hr. 15 mins on high. Stirring every 20 minutes. Added 1 cup of 2% milk instead of half and half, 1 tsp. sugar and 1/4 tsp. salt and cooked on low for another 20 minutes. Let cool. Divided it into individual bowls, put it in the frig and heated it in the microwave the next four mornings. Excellent oatmeal!
I should have heeded previous reviewers' advice and not attempted this, but it's so tempting to have piping hot non-instant oatmeal ready for you first thing in the morning. I tried. No luck. It's just as many other reviewers stated. A gluey gloppy mess, accompanied by crusty stuck to the side *burnt* oatmeal (and I sprayed the heck out of the crock pot w/PAM before I loaded it). Don't waste your oatmeal (or your time cleaning the crock pot!).
To those of you who are going to try the recipe - please be aware that time and consistency a great deal depends on the temperature that YOUR slow cooker is working at on different settings. I sprayed the inside of my non-programmable 4 QT slow cooker with olive oil, and put in 2 cups of old-fashioned oatmeal and 8 cups of water. Dropped in little piece of butter, set my slow cooker on "Keep warm" setting and went to bed about 11 PM. I woke up at 6 AM, checked the slow cooker, and was not happy with the consistency - it seemed watery. I stirred the oatmeal, and I switched the setting to "High". After 1 hour on high setting I stir in some low-fat milk. The oatmeal that you get will be very soft and creamy - but I like it that way. I put only three stars, because there should be a note in the recipe itself that you need to try the recipe a couple of times to do it right. I would think that those with programmable slow cookers could set it on 3 hours high, or 5 hours low, and then it would switch to the warm setting automatically. My slow cooker is not programmable, and I can either have it on HIGH for, say, 1.5 hours in the evening and then switch it to "Keep warm", or try longer cooking time - not 7 hours, but 10 on "Keep warm" setting.
I used a liner, and added fresh cut strawberries. I didn't need the salt. It was the most delicious oatmeal recipe I have ever eaten!! Thank you so very much for making my mornings brighter. Carol
So easy. Nothing better than waking up to already made creamy oatmeal!
I followed the recipe but everything stuck so much that I didn't think it was worth it... It tasted fine, but was a hassle to clean up...
This was fantastic and so easy! I took the advice of other reviewers and upped the water to 4 cups.
I made this in a little bitty 2 quart crock pot and upped the recipe a bit so that the crock pot would be a little over half full because the crock pot instructions say not to cook less than half a crock of food. I could imagine having problems making this recipe in a normal sized crock pot without scaling it up substantially! As it was, my oatmeal was done after 3 hours even though I cooked it on low. So it was a flop as far as that goes, but the result... The oatmeal was so creamy and delicious, even though I used milk instead of half and half and cinnamon sugar instead of brown! It was honestly the first bowl of oatmeal that I've truly enjoyed. The leftovers reheat well too. I'm going to try making it with ice cubes instead of water to see if that will slow down the cooking process enough that it will actually take the entire night to cook.
This was a great way to make oatmeal. I was unsure about making it beacause of all the people who had problems but mine turned out great. I used my Little Dipper since I only had rolled oats and not steel cut. I put a liner in, added a half cup of oats and one and a half cups of water and let it cook overnight. 11 pm to about 9 am. When I lefted the top the oatmeal was creamy soft and wonderful. I will make this again and again for mornings during the week when I am running out the door for work.
I cooked the oatmeal on the "keep warm" setting.. it turned out perfect.
I made this and added the extra cup of water as the one reviewer said and it was terrible. Too over cooked and too watery.
My 9 year old daughter loves it!! We add diced green apples and rasins to it. I cook it on warm all night and it comes out perfect. Thanks for the recipe!
I made it in my one quart size crock pot, exactly as WIRSCH suggested, on the warm setting. She is spot on! I stirred it, added some dried cranberries and brown sugar and gobbled it up! I was halfway through the bowl before I realized I hadn't put any milk on top -- and I didn't care! Next time I'll put the cranberries in with the oatmeal, and maybe some chopped apples and cinnamon, or top it with some chocolate chips! This came out nice and creamy, and it was cooked exactly right! I am frankly tired of the hype about steel cut oats, I don't like them as much as regular oatmeal, but I kept reading that that was the only kind you could use for slow cooker oatmeal. Well, the powers that be were dead wrong about that, and I'll never go back!
Okay, this is a great idea and my kids love it, but I've made a few modifications that make it "really good." First of all, I use 1 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats and 1 cup of steel-cut oats. I use 8 cups of water. Peel two apples (I used Braeburn) and add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and about 4 teaspoons of butter. (The first time I made it, I melted the butter and swirled it around the crockpot to help with the sticking everyone mentioned -- and it didn't stick. But, the second time I made it, I just added it in with everything and it STILL didn't stick.) I think my crockpot runs really hot, even on low, because it was done after 4-5 hours (and was overcooked/mushy/gluey the first time when I cooked it 8 hours). My kids absolutely LOVE this and I'm so glad I found something healthy to prepare for breakfast that doesn't require a lot of work in the morning!
I'm not sure if I missed a step along the way, but this was just gelatinous goo by morning. No one would touch it. I love the idea of slow cooker oatmeal, but this wasn't the recipe for me.
It didn't burn, that was the first thing I looked for when I came downstairs to have my oatmeal soI thought GREAT! I did put Pam on the 1 quart cooker. I used 2 cups water, 1 c milk, pinch salt and 1/2 apple~~no brown sugar. It was too gummy. I did use regular oatmeal not steel cut oats; however the original recipe doesn't specify steel cut oats either. I won't be making this one again. The concept is great as who wouldn't want to come out to the kitchen and have breakfast all ready. Anyone know of a non-mush way to do this? I consider the "creamy" term "gummy".
Well, it WAS creamy. My husband frequently has to be at work at 6 am, after I've had to work until 10pm the night before, so we liked the idea of using the crock pot. Although after reading so many problems concerning the crock pots, we decided you all were using pots that are too large. We cooked ours in a 1-1/2 qt. crock pot, following the recipe. We weren't happy with the texture. Maybe next time, we'll use a little less water overnight, then add a little more cream in the morning. We really like the idea of it so we're not going to give up on it.
I was excited about this, but it didn't turn out the way I thought it would. It was edible, but not something I would do again.
I followed the recipe exactly. I was not using instant oats. The oatmeal ended up so broken up that it was gross to eat, so we didn't.
love this and it is great reheated!
Four stars because it's an interesting use of the crock pot! I don't know if it's a factor of my crock pot's temperature or the kind of oatmeal I used (old-fashioned, not quick or instant) but we had none of the problems described by other reviewers. This recipe made enough for 3 people to eat for breakfast. We left out the half and half. It was very smooshy, almost lost its chewiness, which seems to have been traded in for the "creaminess" (so it loses a star). My daughter loved it, with enough sugar and maple syrup. I would make and eat this again, because it's nice to wake up to hot cereal (the slow cooker factor!).
Loved this! It burned a little bit despite using cooking spray, may have cooked it too long!
The recipe probably should state "steel cut oats." There are some bad reviews but it appears they did not use steel cut, and I can see how anything else would result in a big mushy mess. I forgot to put these on last night, so I put them on at about 3am on high, and after a few hours I turned them down to low. The flavor is amazing! I used half water and half half&half.
I added apples and cinnemon/sugar too so it was ready to eat in the morning. Yummy! Almost like pudding! I could see putting it on top of ice cream even!
Spray cooker with cooking spray before putting ingredients in and no problem. Can add any dried or fresh fruits to it. I like raisins added just before serving but some like them soft.Experiment with spices too or add canned pumpkin.
Followed recipe as written. Used tiny crock pot, turned on warm overnight as suggested by others. Used old fashioned oats, and they all had dissolved. Yes, creamy, but no oatmeal texture. Made it on the stovetop. Much better.
Following others' helpful advice, I used about 1 1/2 c oats w/ about 3 1/2 cups of water and cooked on "keep warm" overnight...it was perfectly smooth and creamy! We added baked apples, cinammon and brown sugar when done.
This was fantastic! I threw the oats and water into the slow cooker when I got up on Christmas morning, and cooked them on high for 3 hours, until everyone arrived. Then I added the salt and cream, stirred, and served. I let everyone add the amount of brown sugar or fruit that they wanted. This was hearty and thick, and so creamy! Yum!
I really didn't care for this recipe. I was so excited to find one that you make the night before and wake up to a healthy, flavorful breakfast, however, I didn't find that with this recipe. Yes, it is definitely creamy, even two days later, but the flavor was lacking. I found it very bland and too creamy. The texture of the oats is completely lost in the slow cooking process. I think I could have gotten past the texture if it had more flavor. Even after adding what I consider a lot of brown sugar, it was still lacking. I don't think I'll be making this again.
Mine turned out beautifully. Instead of 1/2 and 1/2, I used low fat milk (for less fat) and some flavored kefir for more flavor and added creaminess. My picky boys ate big bowls--the first time ever w/o prodding!
This is a nice easy recipe good for busy mornings. I bought one of the new crockpots about a year ago. It tends to run hotter than I'd like, so I cook this recipe on the warm (not low) setting. When I tried it on low, it came out too mushy. If you like your oatmeal on the thick side, try using only 2 cups of water.
Ok so i read all the reviews before making this and really wasn't actually convinced it would turn out ok but hubby was away and the kids wanted oatmeal!! Wow it was fabulous!!! super super easy and turned out great, i made a few adjustments as recommended and cooked it in a large (ish) slow cooker that was at least 2/3's full. I used 1 cup or old fashioned oats 2 cups water 2 cups milk (2%) 2 tbsp butter 1 tbsp cinnammon I sprayed with butter first, popped everything into the slow cooker and left overnight, I cooked on low for 4 1/2 hrs and then my cooker automatically switched to warm until we got up the mext morning. I gave it a quick stir and added 2 tbsp of sugar and 1 more cup of oats, mixed it all up and the kids loved it! I had no problems with anything sticking to the sides or bottom :) I will definately be making this again, i think i'll either reduce the liquids a little or add more oats at the start to get the perfect consistancy (but adding an extra cup of oats in the morning was really no problem).
This was really easy! You HAVE to have your crockpot at least 2/3 full, otherwise it will burn and dry out. So I tripled the recipe, and it served 6 people comfortably. People really liked this! It was REALLY creamy, and I used old-fashioned oats. Next time I'll try steel cut to add some texture. This is a great breakfast to prepare if people are getting up at all different times in the morning!
This was pretty good oatmeal. I set it on high for 3 hrs, it had a crust on the top but once I stirred it around it softened. Thanks for a yummy and easy recipe.
great for steel cut oats, only cook for 6 hrs on low---use timer.
Family Loved the recipe! I made it a few survings more then stated and filled the slow cooker. Variation: (1)I added cinnamon and chopped apples (2) Didn't add the half and half, just milk to taste. My son (1.5 yrs) loved it.
Best ever and SO convenient and easy to make
This came out horrible! It was watery, lumpy and a hard thick layer of oats were stuck all around the edge of the slow cooker...Will not be making this again...
absoutely lovely. Used steel cut oat so I followed advice of others and directions on container and used 4 c water to 1 c oats. Thanks to several of you easy clean up because I used a crock pot liner. It was creamy, but still had a slight chewiness. Cooked to perfection overnight. So nice to wake up and have it be all ready for me.
This was not what I expected the oatmeal was soggy and had a burnt taste even though I cooked it for the apprpriate time.
I have never made crock pot oatmeal before and I was given steel cut oats to try. This recipe turned out so good that my 8 year old is requesting oatmeal again! I added a little bit of cinnamon and some dried apple to the mix and let it cook over night. Instead of using half and half cream, we used non-fat milk and it still turned out yummy!
mine burned overnight, i d add a pinch more water, i also used steel cut oats
The first time I tried to make this, it turned into a gooey, gummy mess. Then I realized I have one of the new crockpots which in my opinion cook way to hot and ruin food. So the next night, I tried again and set the crockpot to the warm setting. Perfect! Very handy for busy mornings.
Made the recipe as is and it is a win win! Breakfast is ready when we get up, everyone can add their favorites, whether that is fruit, more brown sugar or syrup and clean-up is easy. Loved the thick and creamy results. I used Steel Cut Oates, better for healthier eating. Also sprayed the crock with no-stick spray for easier clean-up. i have made it other times with 1c. heavy cream instead of 1/2 & 1/2 but can not say it was any better. Thank you to KARENSFIXINS!
Definitely use steel cut oats and 4 cups of water. To keep it from sticking to the crock pot use a crock pot liner (they are like oven bags but made for the crock pot, you can find them at walmart near the ziploc bags). I add cinnamon and a peeled and diced apple to mine and in the morning brown sugar and milk on top into individual servings. It's really nice to have hot oatmeal without the hassel, especially steel cut oats.
I followed the other reviewers' advice and cut the water back to 2 1/4 cups. It really is creamy and delicious, especially when you add a packet of Splenda and some cinnamon to the bowl.
maybe it's just me - but i thought it came out like gruel. i followed the directions and it came out like paste - and i do not like that texture. the flavor was also lacking. i may play with it and see if setting on warm rather than low would help to not over cook it - any suggestions?
I tried this twice in the slow cooker and just couldn't get it to work. It was still soupy the next morning.
I loved this easy oatmeal recipe! It tastes so much better than the usual way. I used gluten free oatmeal, and had no problems with sticking. Love it topped with fresh fruit! I think next time I'll use a little less water and add some vanilla, and another time cinnamon and apple! Thanks for this yummy breakfast!
I don't usually make my oatmeal with milk (milk products). In the morning I had a sloshy-sour mess. I almost tossed the pot, what didn't cook burnt to the sides.
I definitely didn't realize what a difference it would make to cook the oatmeal overnight. It was much creamier and had a great flavor. Not to mention how great it was to wake up to breakfast. I just had to give it a quick stir to mix it all together. I do think I will use a crock pot liner next time. My crock pot runs a little warm, so by the time I woke up some of the oatmeal had burned and was stuck to the crock pot. It made a lot, so I still had plenty left over.
I added butter and more water and it turned out terrible. 90% of it was burned to the sides and the rest was a watery mess. I am so sad. I had such high hopes for this one.
I really wanted this to work but didn't have great success. The recipe doesn't specify the type of oatmeal and I think that is the problem. I used quick cooking, put it in my small (dip sized crock)on warm for about 7 hours. I used milk instead of 1/2 & 1/2 and added a couple of tablespoons of butter. (I found that combination in a similar recipe from a slow cooker cooking site) Mine didn't stick to the crock but the texture was way too mushy for our tastes (tapioca like). I might try it again using regular oatmeal to see if I had better luck. It would be great to wake up on a school morning to a hot breakfast ready to go.
This was good, but some of the oatmeal settled to the bottom and and stuck there. I'll continue to check back to see if anyone has any recommendations to avoid that.
I was VERY disappointed with this recipe. I did as the recipe instructed, and in the morning had stuck oatmeal on the sides of the pot and a watery MESS in the center. Don't know if anyone else had this happen, but will NOT make this again.!!!!!!
Coach's oatmeal is the best we have found for this. At least an hour at the porridge setting in a Sanyo rice maker. The titanium coated bowl makes clean up a snap---just let the remaining oatmeal dry out and it peals right off.
I really liked this oatmeal although my children weren't too happy with it. I cooked it on warm all night and had no problems with it. I will make this again for myself!
This oatmeal recipe was delicious! I used steel cut oats and it turned out very good. I also doubled the recipe and it served seven people with a little bit left over. Thanks for this awesome recipe.
I cooked it on the warm setting overnight. In the morning I added golden raisins and chopped apples. I cranked it up to high for about 30 minutes and voila, really awesome oatmeal.
I probably did this wrong though I followed the recipe exactly, because I ended up with a load of crusty...stuff stuck to the side of my slow cooker and mass of gelatinous goop under it all. I may try it again, but not for eight hours.
Delicious, creamy, and easy! I eat this for breakfast at least once or twice a week. Rather than use half and half, I use about two tablespoons of real maple syrup and 2/3 cup of brown sugar, added in the morning, to make homemade maple-brown sugar oatmeal. Of course, I like my oatmeal sweet. It's easy enough to add/subtract the sugar and syrup to your taste! A thousand times better than Quaker!
Great taste and super creamy. The basics of this recipe are good but the execution needed lots of adjustment based on your individual crock pot. I used 1 c. steel cut oats, 4 cups water, 1 c. cream. Sprayed my crock pot with Pam and poured the 3 ingredients in, gave it a stir, set it on low, and let it cook for 4 hours. I checked it at 4 hours and to my surprise, it was done. Thick and creamy. A little stuck to the sides but not too much. I turned off the pot and let it sit over night. Super thick and creamy and all that was stuck on the sides had come off. Just added some milk and put in the microwave for a minute then add your toppings.
I have tried this with several different fruits. Its a good recipe. I have the problem of the oats sticking on the sides. My husband wakes up first, so he has been adding more oats upon waking, so they will be ready when we eat breakfast. I've tried several things to avoid the sticking. None have worked yet.
I made this last Christmas eve for breakfast at my daughter's house. It was such a hit I'm taking it again this year.
I'll have to try again. I used my mini crock pot as suggested and added raisins - again as suggested by another reviewer. What a mess! Turned purple and tasted like raisin mush. I must have not had the proportions of liquid to oatmeal correct either. The sugar cooked out of the raisins and formed a crust, a purple crust, on top. Was rather bizarre. I will try again though because I do enjoy a hot bowl of oatmeal on a cold morning but don't want to wait for it to cook.
I used fat free half & half and that could be partly the reason that my oatmeal had little flavor and a soggy texture, like it wasn't really cooked. I put my slow cooker on warm all night as suggested. I'm going to try this again on the low setting next time just because the oatmeal was expensive and hard to find. I don't want to waste it. I am really disappointed with this recipe.
I really wanted this to work. Unfortunately, this was a disaster in our crockpot. Most of it was stuck to the sides and the middle was sort of a runny mess. Maybe this recipe is entirely dependent on your crockpot. I guess I'll go back to baked oatmeal.
I finally have a good way to cook my steel cut oats without getting up early and waiting an hour. The pyrex dish inside the crock pot trick works very well, keeping the oats moist and the dishes residue-free.
very good. super easy.