Slow Cooker Apple Porridge

Slow Cooker Apple Porridge


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This slow cooker breakfast is great to prepare the night before. Steel cut oats, apple, sultanas, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla slow cooked all night.


Serves: 6 

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:6hours  ›  Ready in:6hours15min 

  1. Place the steel cut oats, water, apple, sultana, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla essence into a slow cooker then stir to combine and dissolve the sugar. Cover the cooker, set to Low then allow to cook 6 to 7 hours (for firm oats) or 8 hours (for softer texture).


Use steel cut oats or this will be a mushy mess. Also, if your slow cooker cooks too high, cook on the warm setting.

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Fantastic. Couldn't find steel cut oats so substituted rolled oats. Doubled the quantity, but used less water (2 cups rolled oats, 4 cups of water). Put all ingredients into slow cooker and soaked them overnight. Switched on the cooker first thing in the morning and cooked on high for 1 hour. Apple pieces still a bit crunchy (even though I cut them into tiny bits) but no biggie. Had to cut back on the cinnamon though. Too overpowering. I am now using 1 teaspoon for the double quantity. My husband loves this porridge and we are eating it everyday. Leftovers heat up pretty well in the microwave with a bit of extra water. A great winter staple. - 04 Aug 2013

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