I made a 1/2 recipe in an old Rival Crock-pot model 2130. It came out perfect. It was creamy with a hint of chewiness. The flavor was bland, I could hardly taste the fruit. However, one of the things I like about oatmeal is its blandness. I started it at 10:30 PM and turned it off at 8:30 AM. I started out with cold water and cooked it on Low. I used Bob's Red Mill steel cut oats. When I emptied it there was a hint of pale brown crust around the lower sides, but it came off easily. It cleaned with soap and water and a plastic scouring sponge. Next time I will use raisins and offer brown sugar or maple syrup when I serve it.
Here is an easy way to serve a crowd a hearty breakfast before facing the elements for a day of winter sports. You can assemble it in the slow cooker in the evening and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal. The slow cooker eliminates the need for constant stirring and ensures an exceptionally creamy consistency. It is important to use steel-cut oats; old-fashioned oats become too soft during slow-cooking.
63 Reviews for Overnight Oatmeal
I have used steel cut oats in baking recipes, but have never eaten it for breakfast. I've been looking for a tasty way to cook this for breakfast without having the waiting time in the mornings, so this recipe seems to fill that need for me!!
I have never used this type of oats before so maybe that was it, but we didn't like it at all. We threw it away and ate cereal. disappointed :-(
This came out great. I listened to others reviews and watched it carefully, stirring it occasionally.
Took 5 hours, not 8.
Needs more salt, I ended up with a tablespoon, but taste it.
Very bland as is, added nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, vanilla, walnuts, dates (didn't have cranberries) and apricots before cooking and after, cooked ones had no flavor left.
HOWEVER: I never made oatmeal in a slow cooker before, and I loved it.
I have read the previous comments about the oatmeal burning overnight. You do not have to cook it overnight just because it is a crockpot. Please try cooking it on a weekend during the day and put the remainder in the fridge for the upcoming week.