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    Default crockpot oatmeal question

    I found the following recipe and have not made it yet. To me oatmeal doesn't really take very long, so popping it into the crockpot isn't really terribly appealing to me. I guess it could save a little time, if I turned it on low the night before and let it cook overnight.
    Ok, my question is this recipe asks for quick cooking oats. Doesn't it make more sense that it would just be regular oats? (since it would be in a crockpot for 8 hours?)
    Has anyone made this? I know oatmeal is kinda mushy anyway, but does the crockppot make it even more mushy?

    Crockpot Oatmeal

    1 C quick cooking oats
    2 C milk
    1/4 C brown sugar
    1 T butter
    melted
    1/4 tsp. Salt
    1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
    1 C finely chopped apple
    1/2 C raisins and/or dates
    1/2 C chopped walnuts or almonds

    Grease the inside of Crockpot. Throw all ingredients inside Crockpot and mix well. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours. Stir before serving.

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    Yes I made it and it was absolutely gross. Although the house smelt heavenly, the oatmeal was like glue. I never tried it again.

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    I did the same thing and like CJ........it smelled really good but it was really awful..........I won't try it in the cp again!!!

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    I don't know why you'd put quick cook oats in the crockpot. Surely you'd want unprocessed oats as they are going to get a lot of cooking anyway. Anyhow, I not going to try it. Oats cooked on the stove is one of winter's pleasures for me. I love standing there stirring them early in the monring, filling the house with that beautfil smell and warming myself in the process.

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    I couldn't see why you'd do it with quick oats (i don't use the stuff myself - regular oats only take a few minutes), but I have done it with rolled oats. rolled like oat groats under my rolling pin.

    It was still a little gluey, but I added some milk before I ate it and it wasn't bad. Not great, but not bad. I did it before we had a super early morning before we were leaving on a long trip. I figured the least I needed to do at 3am the better.

    babs

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    The crock pot recipe book I have has a ton of these recipes. I have never tried it either, but they all call for regular oats, not quick cooking.

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    I have never tried it. I am thinking on the same lines as everyone else....why quick oats if you will be cooking it for 8 hours? I wonder if that was a misprint when they typed the recipe? I think I will stick to the stovetop method.

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    I tried it with regular oats but it still turned out like glue. I keep meaning to try it with real old fashioned scottish oatmeal but it seems like a waste of my crockpot's time when I can make it so quickly on the stove or in the micro.

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    I had been thinking of trying this recipe but wondered about the mushy factor, too. I think I'll stick with the microwave.

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