The facial may have had other ingredients in it. Get a box of cheap instant oatmeal and try a little (you can always give the other packets away if you have a reaction.) Steel cut oats are chunks of oats, not flattened down. They take a lot longer to cook which is the problem if you try to get out the door shortly after you get up. I am going to try the crockpot tonight with the full amount. I can always heat it back up in the microwave the rest of the week. Can't wait! Thanks MRD!!