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Friday, January 6, 2012

Crock pot Porridge

I don't know about you, but I often find myself in a breakfast rut of Cheerios, Cheerios and more Cheerios.

A big part of that is because I often don't get going in the morning early enough to have time for anything but cold cereal.

I've decided to be a little more disciplined and introduce a little more variety into our breakfast routine (I know, New Year resolutions, right? You probably give it a week? Me too). 

This recipe was perfect because you set it all up the night before and just eat it in the morning! It is actually faster than cold cereal! Well, one downfall: cleaning the crock pot later that day sucks and pretty much evens out whatever time you saved in the morning. BUT at least you had a healthy, more exciting breakfast!

This recipe has a nice homey, stick-to-your-bones kind of taste. A perfect chilly morning treat. Just the kind of thing I envision eating in a mountain chalet before a day of skiing (if I did that sort of thing).

What you'll need:
  • 2 C steel-cut oats
  • 1/2 C oat bran
  • 1/2 C brown rice
  • 1/4 C wheat germ
  • 2 Tbsp flax seed
  • 3 C skim milk
  • 3.5 C water (or any combination of fluids to equal 6.5 C)
  • 1 C raisins (or anything, really - apple, cranberries, dates, nuts etc.) - optional
  • 1.5 Tbsp vanilla
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • fruit toppings - optional (I like to top mine with berries and banana)
  • brown sugar - optional
Place all ingredients in crock pot. Stir well. Cover. Set to cook overnight on low. In the morning, top with fruit and a sprinkle of brown sugar, and enjoy! 


  1. YUMMM! I love your recipes! Thank you for joining the blog hop today. I am now following you on pinterest, facebook and twitter. :) I hope you will stop by and visit me. Feel free to follow me too. Look forward to reading more from you! Have a great weekend!~ Heather www.livingonloveandcents.com

  2. I try to eat this every morning. The wheat germ and oat bran sound great in it. I never thought to add those too.


  3. What a great idea. Now need to time at night amongst getting the kids stuff ready to make it up.

  4. This certainly looks good. Thanks for adding the link to the Creative Monday Hop. I am a new Follower of your Blog.

  5. Sounds great,thank you for sharing this on Creative Mondays :)


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