I set my crock pot for 7 hours and then it automatically goes to "warm" setting. I awoke after about 8 hours total time and while it wasn't exactly burned, the oatmeal was indeed stuck to the sides of the pot. If I tried to scrape it, the oatmeal was crunchy and a bit charred. Then the taste and texture of the oatmeal wasn't much better than just cooking a packet of quick oats in the microwave. I subbed skim milk for half of the water. Not worth the effort in my opinion.
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.
67 Reviews for Overnight Oatmeal
I have a brand new crock pot and it has been working fine for everything else. I put it on low 8 hours (it is a new one that actually has time settings and goes to warm when it is done with that time). I got up this morning after only 7 hours 30 min and it is completely burned and glued to the sides of the pot. I'll be lucky if my brand new crock pot isn't ruined. I just got it for Christmas and I'm going to be extremely upset if it is already destroyed by some crappy recipe I found online. Soak, rinse, repeat....
for the person whose oatmeal burned after 4 hours - either you had the slow cooker on high, or your cooker is defective. I've made steel cuts oatmeal this way for years with no problem, only delicious goodness.
I have been making this for years using apple juice in place of the water. I have never cooked fruit in the oats, just added on top with nuts and either a little maple syrup or agave nectar mixed in. I make a full recipe and store in a good container in the fridge for a week, makes for a quick, easy breakfast.
By 4 hours into the night we could smell the oatmeal beginning to burn. After another hour it was inedible and completely stuck to the crock...will search for another recipe.