With winter here it means I get my slow cooker out and get my porridge ready made and warm for when we wake up. Perfect for me. Perfect for the kids. Weekday mornings can be pretty busy so it is so nice to throw this all in the slow cooker before I go to bed and then next time I see it, it’s warm and ready to eat. I love porridge but can get easily bored of the standard syrup or honey with it, so created this recipe. Its super easy to make and as long as you have a slow cooker, can slowly cook away for 8 hours overnight. If you don’t have a slow cooker then you can buy from Kitchen Ultimate website after reading detailed reviews of various cookers.
Porridge makes an excellent breakfast for kids and adults alike. Oats, being whole grains, are packed full of slow releasing carbs, help stabilise blood sugars and contain more dietary fibre than any other grain. Plus, oats are pretty cheap! Win win. You could find other recipes and slow cooker ideas at Corrie Cooks if you’re looking for other slow cooker inspiration. I use cacao for the natural health benefits but unsweetened coco powder would be a good substitute too – the chocolate flavour just adds another dimension and coconut and chocolate go so well together.
Basically, you need 4 cups of liquid for every cup of oats. It might seem like a lot but as it slow cooks it is all needed. Sometimes I use 2 cups of water and 2 cups of non-dairy milk for every cup of oats so the combination is really up to you and your taste – obviously dairy milk works fine too 😉 Use any toppings if you’d like – I use seeds, berries and goji but sliced banana, maple syrup or dessicated coconut would be delicious too.
Why have i never though to make porridge in the slow cooker? Such a clever idea and this recipe sounds delicious so will definitely be giving it a whirl! xx
Its great waking up to warm, ready-to-go porridge! x
This sounds and looks so good and healthy also.
thanks, it’s yummy!
This sounds so amazing! I’ve never thought of mixing cacao with porridge before, or using a slow cooker!! Genius! And so yummy. xx #love2blog
so nice to have it ready on a morning x
What a great idea, I’ve never thought to do this in the slow cooker. The boys always ask for porridge in the morning but there’s never any time before school!
it makes it so easy overnight!
I have never thought of making porridge in the slow cooker before! Looks and sounds delicious, I will have to make it one day. x
I have to pass on this one. Porridge is not everybody’s cup of tea. I don’t like it myself but it looks tasty for people who do like it.
Fair enough Janine 🙂 Thanks for stopping by x
This sounds amazing. We have recently bought a slow cooker and I need to start using it more!
they are fab. I use mine a lot, especially in cold weather!
I love porridge but it does get a bit borig after a while. This looks delicious and super healthy. Even better that you cook it in the slow cooker too! 🙂
I agree, it can get pretty boring!! Tastes good though x
Foolishly, I’ve never considered making porridge in the slow cooker, what a school boy error!! This looks fab x
Thanks Steph x
This looks lovely! Perfect for a cold winter morning.
This sounds delicious! I can’t believe I never thought of doing porridge in the slow cooker. I definitely need to use mine more.
Oh my! I got a slow cooker for Christmas last year & I only used it once!
This is brilliant <3 I NEED TO TRY IT!
Thanks for sharing hun
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