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This makes perfect oatmeal. The only difference is my crockpot...I cooked on low for 3 hours and it was done to perfection. So, check your crockpot, like ovens and microwaves, they are all a little different. I made it plain without dried fruit because I'm watching my sugar, but otherwise, this is a great recipe. I make it up on Sunday night and then I have enough to take to work with me all week and then just heat it up in the microwave.
This is delicious! Instead of the dried fig, I often substitute 1/2 cup diced candied ginger with the cranberries.
In my opinion this is the best oatmeal, but I do not cook mine as long. I use a timer and cook it 4-5 hours. I also use less water. Maybe 3 cups?
I cooked this exactly to recipe, and it turned out fabulously!! I think we will experimemt with other fruit, for variety, but the basic recpie is definately a winner. Thanks!
i tried this, and i got a gelatinous gross mess. I used steel cut oats from the health food store, and omitted the figs, and added 1/2c walnuts, maybe that was my mistake.
I thought this recipe was great. I normally can't stand (bl)oatmeal but, I like the texture and taste of the steel cut oatmeal. This recipe gets 4 stars and AB's quicker cooking version gets 5 stars.
Steel cut oatmeal doesn't have the same texture as "Old Fashioned Quaker." If one expects the creamy slurry of Quaker, then traditional oats will disappoint. This is how I make steel cut oats, or I soak them in a pot over night, and cook for 20 minutes in the morning. There is a DISTINCTIVE difference between steel cut and Quaker.
I was so excited to try this-breakfast ready in the morning when I got up? Yeah! Unfortunately it did not live up to expectations. The oatmeal was very starchy and gummy and the flavor was off. I made it exactly as directed and had it on low overnight for 7.5 hours. What a disappointment:(