Ok, I tried the overnight soak to get a head start on the oats. Half an hour later I come back to my 6qt saucepan to find that a layer of oats has glued to the bottom of the pan. I used a steel turner to get this off, (not burned), and added a little butter. I walked away for another 5 minutes. The same thing happened. The oats really want to dive for the bottom. Is there a way to prevent this, other than stirring?
I made sure that there was plenty of water in the pan. usually a 1/4" above the level of the oats.