Slow Cooker Porridge – Liana’s Kitchen
Slow cooker porridge is a practical alternative way to make this hearty and nutritious breakfast recipe.
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porridge in a slow cooker
is obviously the slowest way to do it, but it has its benefits;
- slow cook porridge results in super smooth and creamy oatmeal
- Requires minimal work: get it going and let it cook
- It can be activated before bed and be ready for when you wake up, No more rushing to prepare breakfast when you are half asleep
wasn’t convinced that I would like this method of making porridge, I usually make ours in the microwave or in a saucepan, but I was quite satisfied with the results.
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- porridge can
be made directly in the slow cooker
or in a container inside the slow cooker.
The latter method will result in less cleaning, but you will likely be able to do less quantity
Tip: If you’re making porridge directly in the slow cooker, grease the bowl with butter or some oil. This will help reduce oats that stick to the sides.
Which oatmeal is best for making slow cook porridge?
If you are leaving porridge for overnight cooking, you should try using jumbo oatmeal if you can instead of the instant quick-cooking variety. Quick-cooking porridge will end up soft and not very tasty if you cook them slowly.
How long does it take to cook the slow cook porridge?
Slow cooker porridge can take anywhere from 2 hours to 6 hours at low temperature. If you let it cook for much longer than 6 o’clock, the oatmeal could end up too soft and soft, or start sticking to the side of the bowl.
Tip: To slow down the cooking time, as well as to prevent the porridge from sticking to the side of the slow cooker, you can cook the porridge in a large pan and place it in the slow cooker. Pour some water into the slow cooker so that it reaches halfway.
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timer to turn off the slow cooker so you start later, or, if your slow cooker has a keep warm feature, you can use it instead.
What you need:
- Oatmeal – Jumbo if possible (aim at around 50 g per serving)
- Milk or water – Aim for a ratio of about 4:1 for liquid versus oatmeal. Therefore, for every 50 g of oatmeal, use about 200 ml of liquid.
- Cinnamon or other flavorings of choice (sugar, fruit syrups, golden syrup, chopped fruits, etc.)
Adding everything to
the slow cooker:
Mix the oatmeal, liquid, and cinnamon (if used) directly into the slow cooker bowl (or use a casserole dish and place it inside the slow cooker). If you are cooking it directly in the slow cooker container, remember to grease it slightly.
Put the slow cooker low. Cook for a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 6 hours. Once finished, stir the porridge well.
Serve porridge in a bowl and add favorite ingredients (chopped bananas, apples, berries, etc.).
How long does porridge last?
To store additional cooked porridge, let them cool completely before covering and placing them in an airtight container. Store in a refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Can porridge be reheated?
Yes, you can reheat porridge. It will become a little thick and muddy as it cools, so you will need to loosen it with a little water or milk and give it a good stir. Reheat it in a microwave or saucepan again.