I don't have (and don't want) a crock pot. I make steel cut oats in a Fagor pressure cooker and it takes only 7 minutes. I added the fruit after it was cooked along with some Stevia to sweeten it up a bit. I question what they're telling us the calories in a serving are. A cup of cooked steel cut oats is 307 calories so I don't know where they came up with such a low figure.