3 cups water
1 cup steel-cut oats
pinch of salt
Like Randi Lynne and debbiek, I use the crock pot water bath method. We have yummy oats every morning! The hardest part was finding a bowl to fit the crock pot...finally found a silicone one like this: http://www.amazon.com/iSi-Basics-Flexible-Silicone-Mi
The recipe we use is:
1/2c Bob's Red Mill steel cut oats
1 pinch kosher salt
1 c skim milk (we also tried whole milk but the final taste was not as good)
1 c water
Put it all in a small bowl that will fit inside your crock pot. Fill crock pot about 1/3 full with water. Place the small bowl with oats, etc., into the water bath. Cover crock pot and cook on low. Feeds two adults.
The timing on this is pretty flexible...we have found that you need a minimum of 5-6 hours to get decent oats, but you can leave them cooking for waaaay longer and they still taste surprisingly good (12 hours or more!).
I've been meaning to try Alton Brown's Overnight oatmeal for the longest time and recently got a slow cooker. Has anyone tried this yet?
1 cup steel cut oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried figs
4 cups water
1/2 cup half-and-half
In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients and set to low heat. Cover and let cook for 8 to 9 hours.
Stir and remove to serving bowls. This method works best if started before you go to bed. This way your oatmeal will be finished by morning.