Cooking oatmeal overnight in crockpot?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by dulcimer lady, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. dulcimer lady

    dulcimer lady Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    If I'm cooking oatmeal in the crockpot over night but it's only going to cook from about 11:30pm to 4:00am would I set it on high or low?
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California
    Low. Steal cut oats work better for that. Alton Brown has an overnight oats recipe using steal cut oats. I used to make it for DH all the time. But I also used a small crock pot because when it was spread too thin over the bottom of the larger one it had a tendency to burn on the bottom.
  3. dulcimer lady

    dulcimer lady Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    Thanks. I had it on low but just turned it up to high a few minutes ago. I'll go set it back on low. It's in a small crockpot too. Hubby is getting up at 4:00 to go hunting and I wanted to make sure his breakfast would be done and ready.
  4. Rozzie

    Rozzie Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    Low, I'd think. On high, that is long enough for mine to cook a pot of dry beans. I don't presoak the beans, so that should say something about the power of a crockpot.

    You can also prewarm a wide mouth stainless steel thermos & dump in boiling water & oatmeal. Stir & cap. Set aside in a reasonably warm place (i.e. not the cold garage). Should have cooked oatmeal in the a.m.
  5. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

    May 5, 2007
    central maine
    I was thinking just add hot water and stir, done. never heard of long cooking it.
  6. Sparks

    Sparks Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    My recipe goes like this. Apricot-Almond Oatmeal
    8 cups water, 2 cups steel cut oats, 2 cups chopped dried apricots, 1 teas cinnamon, 1/4 teas salt, 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar, 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds.
    Combine water, oats, apricots, cinnamon and salt in a 3 to 4 qt. slow cooker. cook, covered on low 6 hours. Stir in brown sugar, let sit 5 minutes. Top with almonds. 9 (1) cup servings. Can be made and put into fridge for a week. Reheat until warm. It is tasty...but makes a lot
  7. I tried crockpot oatmeal once- [​IMG] It turned into a PASTE looking/tasting thing. Since then, I'll vote for the fresh [​IMG] pot type thing.
  8. Rozzie

    Rozzie Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    Quote:What kind of oatmeal did you use? Instant? Rolled (non-instant / old-fashioned type)? Steel cut?

    Instant won't work...
  9. terri9630

    terri9630 Songster

    Mar 22, 2009
    New Mexico
    My husband likes the Good Eats (Alton Brown) recipe.
  10. maizey

    maizey Songster

    Ive done altons recipe too, very good but I added raisins last time I did it and it wasn't very good at all. The raisins stewed all night with the oatmeal and by morning it was just too raisiny....way too sweet and the raisins had overpowered everything add your raisins to the finished dish!

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