Porridge in the Slow Cooker

Porridge

I love porridge, and am having it for breakfast quite often at the moment. Fortunately, Ben loves porridge too, as we have the same. I found this recipe for oatmeal on A Year of Slow Cooking – yes, the woman behind that site used her slow cooker every day for a year. I adapted the recipe by adding raisins as Ben wasn’t having any of this, and omitting the brown sugar. I also replaced half the milk with water, as that’s the way I usually make porridge.

It was really nice – low effort, good result – and just like normal porridge to be honest. I imagine it would work really well if you had a big family who all ate breakfast at different times, so the porridge would need to keep warm and not go dry and disgusting. It did take an hour and a half to cook, which is much longer than I would normally spend on breakfast, but, again, it would work well for a weekend.

Ingredients (this served 2 adults)

  • 1 cup porridge oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • Pinch of salt

Method

  • Put all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and stir well.
  • Cook on High for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Serve with extra milk and sugar if required.

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