A simple fix for anyone waking up to burned or too mushy oatmeal: buy a $5 appliance timer from Target (or some other store). Even on LOW, my crock pot must also cook at too high a temperature, as I also woke up to burned and mushy oatmeal the first time I tried this recipe. 8 hours is just too long for such crock pots. I bought an appliance timer (or use the timer you use for your christmas lights! any will work) and set the timer so that the oatmeal would cook for 4 hours, and it came out perfect the next morning! After optimizing the time, 4.5 hours seems to be even better, but anywhere from 4-5 hours will work. I promise you, this will work, no need to go out and buy a new crock pot! I wake up to delicious oatmeal every morning now!