So, every Friday, I have a group of friends over and we run 6 miles. Then we convene at my place for coffee and oatmeal. (except for the couple of oatmeal haters in the group- you know who you are.......)
This is what steel cut oats look like:
So you need to use 1 cup of oats to 4 cups of water. When I make them for Friday mornings, we usually have around 8 to 10 people and I do 3 cups of oats and 12 cups of water.
So first, spray the inside of your crock pot with Pam, it makes clean up a bit easier. Then put the oats into the crock pot:
I have a 6 quart Smart Pot crock pot that my sister gave me for my birthday a few years ago and I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!! It has two temp settings, and then a "keep warm" setting that it goes to when the timer is done. (not trying to brag, but I have an AWESOME sister :) )
Anyhow, the 3 cups of oats is about the max I would want to put in that crock pot. I've done 3.5 and it fit but it was reeealllllly full.
So then you pour in your water, and I set the timer on low for 8 hours. It is usually done several hours before we are going to eat it, but that's ok because it just clicks to "keep warm" and it stays nice and hot.