Slow Cooker Maple and Raisin Porridge

Slow Cooker Porridge

Before reading a magazine article about cooking porridge overnight in the slow cooker, the idea had never  entered my head...not even as a remote possibility. But, I was intrigued and gave it a go at the weekend. I used 1 cup of whole oats to 4 cups of semi skimmed milk (you could use full fat milk for an even creamier version) and left it on low for 8 hours .....the result was divine. The smell on waking was worth it alone but what  I really enjoyed was the crusty bits that had formed around the edge of the slow cooker pot.

I added some maple syrup and raisins to the porridge and a dash more milk to everyones bowls (the amount served 4 easily) and we gobbled it up in no time. So comforting on a wet and wild winters day  - I can't wait for next weekend!

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Slow Cooker Maple and Raisin Porridge
A creamy porridge cooked overnight in the slow cooker
  • 1 Cup Whole Oats
  • 4 Cups Milk
  • maple syrup, raisins and extra milk to serve
Step 1: Preheat the slow cooker on low.Step 2: Before you go to bed put in the oats and milk then leave on low setting overnight (about 8 hours).Step 3: Serve with Maple Syrup, Raisins and extra Milk.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 bowls


  1. I gave away my slow cooker but very tempted this winter to get it back, love porridge, great idea to do in the slow cooker!

  2. My daughter is a huge porridge fan so I really should put this in the slow cooker and surprise her soon. Thank you for the inspiration - always wanting to find new ways to use my slow cooker:-)


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