Deluxe Crockpot Oatmeal
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Deluxe Crockpot Oatmeal

This recipe for Oatmeal was submitted by Oatmeal Man on 4/12/2002. Click here to view the recipe.

Recipe number 16.

Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)

By Candy

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Overall, it was not a bad recipe. I read the comments so I did watch it closely and cooked it during the day for a trial run. It was done, to me, in 2 hours. I did leave the apples in little chunks so they were still a hair crisp, though not enough to ruin it. It might had been better if I had left it a little longer and with extra milk. To me, it wouldn't be an overnight recipe.

Comment submitted: 8/12/2017 (#20378)

By writergirl

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I have an older crockpot and this turned out perfectly after about 8 hours on 'low.' I switched out the milk for unsweetened almond milk and added some vanilla extract. Would definitely make again - works great for quick oats.

Comment submitted: 12/28/2016 (#20158)

By Lauren

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I make this with Old Fashioned rolled oats instead of steel cut or quick cooking. Also add some vanilla, and don't cook for nearly as long. I've found that cooking on low for 4 hours or warm for 6 seems to do the trick. I agree with those saying to use a crock pot cooking bag, this was a mess to clean up the first time!

Comment submitted: 1/31/2016 (#19778)

By Mama R.E.

I am trying this for the first time in my mini (crock pot) warmer that came with my crock pot. It's a long shot. We'll see if it is a yeah or nay tomorrow morning.

Comment submitted: 1/8/2016 (#19735)

By Little Overdone

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I left it on low for 8-9 hours as suggested and it came out overdone. Either increase the milk or don't sleep as long. ;) It still tasted good, but it wasn't very nice looking.

Comment submitted: 1/21/2015 (#19222)

By Rhonda

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Glad to have the comments to read first. Saves so much time. I make mine in a 2.5 quart. Very tasty and hubby is happy to have breakfast all ready when he wakes up first.

Comment submitted: 12/19/2014 (#19158)

By Momma K

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I tried it just because it sounded cool. Use Old Fashioned Oats thinking it would be better because of the cook time? Not impressed? Thought it would be fun for a busy wedding weekend with out of town guests. Oatmeal is so easy to cook. Next time I'll just make it in a big pot in the morning when I wake up.

Comment submitted: 9/15/2013 (#16505)

By Laura

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is the best oatmeal I've ever tasted. I can even get my 2 year old son to eat it! I double the mixture but instead of using walnuts or almonds I put in half a cup (even though I doubled the other ingredients) of ground flaxseed, and added a bit more milk. I cooked it on warm for 8 hours and came out perfect!!

Comment submitted: 5/3/2013 (#15812)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy CNSPA54 (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I like this recipe a lot! I have a large oval crock-pot so I put all my ingredients into a smaller well greased Pyrex bowl which I put into the crock-pot. Next, I filled the crock-pot with enough water to come up to the level of the oatmeal mixture in the Pyrex dish. I set it on low and cooked for 4 to 5 hours. Clean up is a breeze! Try it, it works and the oatmeal's texture is like a souffle.

Comment submitted: 1/25/2013 (#15105)

By Jessica

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I doubled the batch and cooked it on warm for 10 hours in my crock pot. It was way too done and I had to wake up every couple hours to add more milk. It could have been completely done in two hours in the warm setting in my crock pot. Not impressed :-/

Comment submitted: 12/30/2012 (#15013)

By Marissa

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Almost perfect. The bottom was a little bit crusty after 8 hours, but that was no big deal. Other than that, it tasted great and had a nice texture. Maybe just 7 hours of cooking next time.

Comment submitted: 11/28/2012 (#14911)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy mamalola (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I have used a variation of this for years. I double the ingredients and I cook mine on the warm setting. I leave it on for about 10 to 12 hours. It comes out perfectly.

Comment submitted: 4/17/2012 (#13813)

By dreamnliquid

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

You can use Quick Oatmeal, just make sure you leave the Crockpot on Warm over night. I double the recipe and added another 1/2 cup of milk because it didn't look like enough liquid. And don't forget to spray the sides of the Crockpot with Pam before you put in the ingredients. With all the notes I provided it turned out great and not to much liquid was leftover. Otherwise it was wonderful to wake up to this on a rainy morning in Portland, OR.

Comment submitted: 11/22/2011 (#13221)

By Dee

Cooking time too long. I have a very good crockpot and the oatmeal was burnt on the side of the crockpot by morning.

Comment submitted: 9/21/2011 (#12928)

By Tanisha

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This recipe was great! I read the comments and only cooked it for 4 1/2 hours. I have had my crockpot for at least 5 years, so I don't know if that is considered new or old. LOL. I used water instead of milk but, I will add at least 1 cup less of water next time, because I like my oatmeal thicker.

Comment submitted: 12/27/2010 (#11789)

By Lisa

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I found this same recipe in a crock pot cookbook. I made the recipe during the day and noticed that it looked done but I was planning on sticking to the recipes 8 hour time frame. At 6 1/2 hours it started smelling like it was burning so I turned it off. It was good but I'm sure it would have been better if I turned if off earlier. I didn't double the recipe and it was just enough for my husband and I. I wish I would have found these reviews first.

Comment submitted: 11/14/2010 (#11565)

By Mrs.Cookie

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Turned out delicious! I read the comments first. I know my crockpot cooks hotter than others, and I didn't want to get up in the middle of the night to turn it on. So I left mine on warm for 7 hours, then turned to to low for 30 min. before eating. It was perfect. Not burnt or mushy!

Comment submitted: 11/14/2010 (#11560)

By Cici

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is a fantastic way to help me eat sensibly by baking up a batch of this and dividing the results into portion size cups for the week. On the way to work, I just grab one out of the fridge, top with some sliced strawberries and eat it about mid-morning at room temp. My 4-1/2 quart oval crockpot cooked completely on low in about 4 hours. I also prefer to add the nuts and/or raisins at the time I eat it. Tried it with steel cut oats once but it needed additional milk. Clean up has not been a problem at all, but then I cook it during the day and not overnight.

Comment submitted: 10/24/2010 (#11449)

By Barb

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Next time I'll make it with water instead of milk. The milk scorched.

Comment submitted: 4/27/2010 (#10397)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy stewballs54 (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I have a new oval crockpot and my oatmeal was done in 3 hours, I should have read the comments before I made it and put it on at midnight, next time read comments beforehand. I doubled up the ingredients and put almonds and walnuts, dried blueberrys, dried mixed berries, and bananna, no apple.

Comment submitted: 3/24/2010 (#10144)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy wilma (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

USE A CROCK POT COOKIN BAG! Well, tried this receipe last night - used steel cut oats and followed directions on that box and just dolled it up with apples, bananas, brown sugar, cin. and butter - turned out good... HUGE clean-up saver, USE A CROCK POT BAG!!!!!! Find them by the foil and plastic wrap in the grocery store, even if it over cooks you have a quick and easy clean up! Off to work? No mess, just toss the bag away! Saves a ton of time!! Next time I will try old fashioned oats! Steel cut oats are ok, but they are kinda gritty and my kids were not to impressed with it all!

Comment submitted: 3/18/2010 (#10091)

By pinkmonkey

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is a great recipe. I made this for my preschoolers when we talked about the three bears and they LOVED it! However, if you want to cook it for 8 hours, you really need to use Steel Cut oats. They are harder to cook, and even harder to find.

Comment submitted: 1/31/2010 (#9581)

By tgif

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I made this for my co-workers for a staff breakfast everyone loved it. -Tami

Comment submitted: 1/22/2010 (#9512)

By Giz

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

The secret to perfect oatmeal is only cooking for 4 1/2 hours. I am so glad that I read all of the comments. I prepared this recipe (X 6) for a breakfast at school and it was a hit! I'm sharing the recipe with others and will prepare this recipe often. It is now a favorite!!

Comment submitted: 12/7/2009 (#9184)

By citydev

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Glad I read the notes. It took 5 hours in my crock pot. It was delicious. Easy. Will make it again 4 sure.

Comment submitted: 12/2/2009 (#9139)

By Q. T.

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Tried this and even my teenagers love it!

Comment submitted: 11/4/2009 (#8967)

By tap

9 hours??? In low mine was burnt - but will try it again because it smelt great.

Comment submitted: 10/12/2009 (#8834)

By Mickey

Oatmeal at a restaurant is the best. Never been able to duplicate that taste and texture at home. Hope this crockpot recipe does it although will have to make a lesser amount. How do you keep leftovers from this recipe. Sorry, just found this recipe and can't rate it as I have not tried it yet.


Comment submitted: 10/10/2009 (#8816)

By New Comer

I have not tried the recipe yet, however I am looking forward to trying this oatmeal. I have never been a oatmeal lover, but for the health benefits, I am looking forward to using this recipe.

Comment submitted: 9/7/2009 (#8655)

By cookinmom

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Try Crockpot liners... no mess.

Comment submitted: 1/1/2009 (#7241)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Jabbers (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

My goal at work was to spread some Christmas cheer and provide a healthy breakfast. Gladly, the oatmeal was a success! I did take the advice from the ChelmsfordChick and only cooked it for 4.5 hours. I too, multipled the receipe by 6 to fill a 6qt oval crockpot. However, the apples and raisins were only multiplied by 3 and the nuts were omitted. This was done for those that are not big fruit eaters. I prepared what I could before going to bed: Dry ingredients were mixed together and placed in a bowl next to the crockpot, butter was placed in the microwave ready to be melted, milk and chopped apples were mixed together and placed in the frig. Cooking spray can sat in the crockpot as a reminder for what to do first. I only spent 10 minutes putting it all together at 1am. I turned it off at 5:45am and headed to the office. This was so simple I will try it again with the steel cut oats. :-)

Comment submitted: 12/23/2008 (#7181)

By laughing boy

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

Fun to make and yuuuummmmy!

Comment submitted: 11/22/2008 (#6945)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy ChelmsfordChick (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I got great reviews when I made it for a staff-appreciation breakfast at school. I multiplied the recipe by six, and it just fit in my new, six-quart oval crockpot. Thanks to the previous reviews, I knew not to cook it for eight hours as the original recipe specifies! I started it at midnight, and got up at 5 a.m. to turn it off, which was just in the nick of time. It was barely starting to get crusty and brown, so next time I would limit the cooking to 4 1/2 hours. I am very grateful to the people who wrote about halving the time, because I would have been very upset to have spent all the money on ingredients and time on preparation only to have it be ruined! I have to get a timer though, because those late and early hours don't agree with me!

Comment submitted: 5/29/2008 (#5403)

By Mmmmmmama

I used a smaller oval crockpot and it came out great. However, I did double the recipe, so maybe that's why.

Comment submitted: 4/11/2008 (#5025)

By Twinkie

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This recipe is very easy and every so tasty! I've made Deluxe Crockpot Oatmeal half a dozen times since I found the recipe last winter and never had a problem. I have a twenty year old full size Hamilton Beach crockpot where the vessel is approximately 7" across on the inside with low/high/auto settings. I wonder if people are having problems with this recipe because they have an oval crockpot rather than a circular crockpot. Perhaps people with larger crocks should double the recipe so there's not more oatmeal touching the surface than there is oatmeal in the first place.

Comment submitted: 2/20/2008 (#4664)

By Sleeping in

If you only want to cook for 4 hours and want it ready when you get up, combine ingredients in crock pot and set a timer (like those made for lamps). You will have perfectly cooked breakfast and not have to get up in the middle of the night!

Comment submitted: 2/12/2008 (#4615)

By Geebler

Tasted it at four hours: delicious. Tasted it at eights hours: disgusting. Should have read the comments first.

Comment submitted: 1/31/2008 (#4525)

By Busy Mom

I am a busy Mom who also works full-time. I could NOT live without my Crockpot. In fact tonight I am making oatmeal in my Crockpot and tomorrow morning just in time for the Monday morning rush WOHLA breakfast will be done! Just scoop it from the pot all nice and hot and creamy!!!!!

Comment submitted: 12/2/2007 (#4100)

By debrajp

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I live alone and I have recently bought a small sized crockpot. I have made this recipe 3 times now, cutting it down to 1 cup oats, 2 1/4 cups milk, 1 tablespoon evap cane juice sugar, raisins, sliced apple, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, slight pinch salt and pat of butter. It cooks approx 8 to 9 hours, and it is so delicious, there is a little sticking to the bottom, but no more than in a pot on the stove. I love this recipe and this method.

Comment submitted: 10/7/2007 (#3706)

By oatieeater

New crockpots cook hotter I have read in a number of different sources. I still have an old one and this works perfectly.

Comment submitted: 9/29/2007 (#3662)

By lilmomma

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I'm glad I read the reviews, I too cooked for 5 hours, 4 would have been perfect, but inconvenient for middle of the night. A little mushy, and needed a little more milk. Good tasting.

Comment submitted: 9/28/2007 (#3651)

By snowak

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I made this with an old crockpot and 8 hours was fine. My friend tried it on her newer one and it was burnt.

Comment submitted: 8/13/2007 (#3371)

By JAH-man

I can't rate this recipe as I haven't tried it. But I tried Alton Brown's 8 hr. recipe and it burned. And yes, my crock still has dried oatmeal on it. I know that mine was on low since it's programable and won't cook on High for nine hours. It's a brand new crockpot. "Once burned, twice shy." It's a 5-qt. pot. Is that too big?

Comment submitted: 8/9/2007 (#3352)

By Christine243

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

4 1/2 HOURS ONLY PLEASE! I read all the reviews for this oatmeal and decided not to take the chance. Cooked it for 4 1/2 hrs and it was absolutely delicious. Inconvenient for overnight cooking but don't cook it for 8 hrs -- it will burn if you do. Great recipe!!

Comment submitted: 8/2/2007 (#3302)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy blessingsintn (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This is my second time making this. The first time it was crispy on the edges and top but I liked it that way! Awsome taste and texture!

Comment submitted: 7/31/2007 (#3297)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Tayberry (Team Breakfast Member)

I'm so glad I found this website. I was so upset (still am because I'm still scrubbing!) when I woke up to a burnt mess in my fairly new crockpot. I was determined to find every website with this recipe and express my unhappiness. I've been scrubbing and soaking for almost an hour and it's still not clean. After reading about the time, I'll try again, but with only half the time and maybe a little more milk. Maybe low on older crockpots isn't the same as low on the newer ones. I'd be curious to try the same recipe in my old one to see if there is a difference.

Comment submitted: 4/30/2007 (#2299)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy good4me (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I had to add about 3/4 cup more of milk in the morning. It didn't look good, but it tasted amazing!!

Comment submitted: 3/7/2007 (#1761)

By AtlantaMom

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I think it's funny that people still burning this recipe? It says about 20 times on this page that you should cut the cooking time. It turned out great for us when cooked for 4 1/2 hours. Mr Breakfast - you should change the cooking time in the recipe. Thanks for all the recipes!

Comment submitted: 2/24/2007 (#1630)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy RachelC (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I also woke up this morning to charred black oatmeal. YUCK. I use my crockpot at least once a week, and I've never had a problem EXCEPT for one other breakfast recipe with eggs and tater tots. I think I'm just going to give up the idea of breakfast in a crockpot and stick to stews!!

Comment submitted: 2/24/2007 (#1621)

By Dana

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

A friend sent me this recipe and I just happened to run across it on here tonight. Our's also burnt to a crisp after cooking on low for the night... No one was pleased with breakfast. lol.

Comment submitted: 1/14/2007 (#1207)

Official Member: Team BreakfastBy Cheyanne (Team Breakfast Member)

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I had the same problem as i like yummy, I left it on for 8 hours and it was burned beyond repair. My crockpot was a day old, and I'm pretty certain that I had it on low, I suppose it's always possible that I didn't. I think I'll give it another try, but it seems like 4 hours is about all that the recipe will need.

Comment submitted: 12/28/2006 (#1057)

By Laura Jeanne

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I love this recipe! Gooey, perfect oatmeal in my crockpot. However, after reading the comments I decided to make it during the day and keep an eye on it. It only takes my crockpot 4 hours on low heat to perfectly cooked oatmeal. If I left it in longer it would have burned. This is a great recipe to cook on the weekend, and store in the fridge to warm up in the microwave on busy mornings. (If you have any leftovers that is!)

Comment submitted: 12/13/2006 (#948)

By Scout

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

We liked this very much and will make it again. I added a bit more milk like *breakfast first*. Don't understand the people charring the oatmeal. I couldn't burn anything at my low setting if I tried.

For *question4u* steel cut oats are oats that are cut, not rolled. They have a lot less "mushy" texture than quick oats. I think they're the same as "Irish Oats".


Comment submitted: 12/5/2006 (#879)

By Question4You

What are steel cut oats?

Comment submitted: 11/27/2006 (#826)

By Mom of four

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I double this recipe since I have four kids, three being teenage boys! They all eat this up. It is nice knowing that they have a good breakfast before heading off to school.

Comment submitted: 11/19/2006 (#766)

By Oatmeal Fan

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I had the same result as i like yummy. It was in the crockpot 8 hours and was too burnt to eat. It probably would have been good after 4-6 hours though and I may try it again.

Comment submitted: 11/14/2006 (#722)

By breakfast first

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

I use steel cut oats with a 1/2 cup additional milk: the texture is lightly chewy. Never cared for oatmeal until I came across this recipe using steel cut oats. I agree with "peppercorn" in ever respect.

Comment submitted: 11/5/2006 (#646)

By PepperCorn

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

We loved it. Is was so nice to wake up and have breakfast ready. A real delicious morning time-saver. I didn't grease my crockpot and it turned out fine (no sticking). To "I like yummy" - you're crockpot sounds broken or your temperature setting was not on low.

Comment submitted: 10/28/2006 (#586)

By i like yummy

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

This turned out to be a charred mush. I was very dissapointed.

Comment submitted: 10/16/2006 (#512)