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Mind-Bendingly Delicious Porridge in a Crockpot

Posted by on Apr. 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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OK, OK, maybe I exaggerated a little with the mind-bending part, but this porridge is such a treat on a cool, rainy morning, and it's so nice to wake up and have a hot breakfast waiting for you. The recipe can also be easily doubled to serve a horde if you have company and don't expect everyone to be getting up at the same time. I like to have crunchy add-ins such as chopped walnuts on hand in case I'm in the mood to bulk up my porridge. I know a lot of people add milk to their cooking oats, but I've noticed that causes the porridge to burn in the crock pot overnight, so I wait and add it at the end. Serves eight.

Ingredients:

2 cups steel cut oats

8 cups of water

3 tart apples, peeled and chopped

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

1/2 cup brown sugar

handful of raisins

1/2 cup chopped dried apricots

1/2 cup chopped dates

Before you go to bed at night, throw all of the ingredients listed in a crock pot and give a quick stir. Turn the crock pot on to the low setting. When you wake up, turn the crock pot off and give the porridge another good stir to incorporate the crunchier bits. Scoop an enormous bowlful and top with almonds, walnuts, maple syrup, milk, cream, whatever you have on hand. Sometimes I plop a giant scoop of whole milk yogurt on top of my porridge because full-fat dairy is how I roll.

Do you ever make porridge in the crockpot? What do you like to put in it?


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by on Apr. 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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brownhoney21
by Bronze Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 5:55 AM

 No I don't .This looks good.

natesmom1228
by Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 7:39 AM

No I have never made it in the crock pot.

4kidz916
by Bronze Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 8:00 AM

I've never made porridge at all.  I may have to try this. 

jessicasmom1
by Laina on Apr. 11, 2013 at 8:03 AM

I never made it in the crockpot but I can try thanks

Crissy2424
by on Apr. 11, 2013 at 8:39 AM

No, I don't. I do get Quaker oatmeal though. Yum!

aneela
by Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 8:56 AM

i never have but sounds like a winner

SarahSuzyQ
by Bronze Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 8:57 AM
I don't usually make oatmeal from scratch, let alone in the crock pot, but it is so warming on a chilly morning... Yum!
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elasmimi
by on Apr. 11, 2013 at 8:59 AM

I Have bought everything I need, just haven't done it yet.

TigerofMu
by on Apr. 11, 2013 at 9:00 AM

Sounds good to me!

Bmat
by Bronze Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 9:16 AM

I make it all of the time- I use a little crockpot and put steel cut oats, or a blend of grains including flax, into the pot, a handful of raisins, nearly fill the pot, sprinkle cinnamon on it. I find that 5 hours on low is enough, more than that and even with occasional stirring the cereal scorches on the bottom of the pot.

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