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Slow-cooked porridge

Slow-cooked porridge

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • plus overnight cooking
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Put this oaty breakfast into your slow cooker before bed and wake up to a bowl of creamy comfort in the morning. Add your favourite toppings

  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal264
low infat7g
saturates3g
carbs33g
sugars11g
fibre4g
protein15g
salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup jumbo oats
  • 4 cups milk (or half milk, half water for a less creamy version), plus a dribble more milk to serve
  • ¼ cup dried fruits (optional)

To serve

  • your favourite toppings - brown sugar or honey, sliced bananas, grated apple, blueberries, pinch of cinnamon, natural yogurt, etc

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the slow cooker if necessary. Find a sturdy ceramic bowl that will fit in the cooker. Put the oats in the bowl along with a pinch of salt, then pour over the milk, or a mixture of milk and water. Add the dried fruit, if using. Place the bowl in the slow cooker and put on its lowest setting and cook overnight for 7-8 hours. If anyone’s up in the night, give the porridge a quick stir to scrape up the crustier bits from around the edges and bottom, but don’t worry if not.

  • STEP 2

    In the morning, give the porridge a really good stir – it may have developed a crust on top, but just stir this in to break it up. Add a drop more milk to loosen if necessary, then ladle into bowls and add your favourite toppings.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2014

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