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
- 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.