Here I show you how to make Slimming World slow cooker porridge oats. Although simple anyway, I find I’m less likely to eat something naughtier when this is already done for when I wake up.
When I first became a Slimming World target member, I used to make quick porridge oats in the microwave every morning. But now it’s 5 years later and I must admit, I’d lost my mojo for it. I often say the night before that I’m going to be good in the morning.
Don’t we all?! But when morning comes, deep down I’d sooner settle for a bacon sarnie. Yet I’ve learned a little trick to fool my future self. That is to make some Slimming World slow cooker porridge overnight instead.
I suppose this only works on sluggish starters. That’s me too! And given the choice to make something from scratch while I’m still half asleep than eat something ready made, the choice is obvious. I eat slow cooker porridge while I guzzle down coffee while I check what’s what online.
What Type of Oats Do I Need?
In order for Slimming World slow cooker oats to work, you can’t use regular instant porridge oats. That is unless you like a wallpaper paste consistency. This recipe is absolutely not sponsored, but you will need jumbo rolled oats like Scott’s Old Fashioned Porage Oats [sic].
They are large enough to hold most of their integrity throughout cooking and I believe, offer a luxuriously creamy texture. That is compared to quick oats. Other oats that will work are steel cut oats which haven’t been as processed as the above, offering much more fibre per bowl.
To keep to your Slimming World plan, you can eat 40g of porridge oats as part of each person’s Healthy Extra B. Note, this is its uncooked weight and this recipe offer portions for 4 people. However, if not using porridge as your HE B, you will need to syn it for 6 syns.
What Equipment Do I Need for Slow Cooker Porridge?
The great news is that these Slimming World oats need very little equipment. I have two slow cookers and for this recipe, I only use my smaller 3.5L one.
All the other equipment you’ll need are just basic supplies:
For cleaning, I simply put in my dishwasher and it usually requires just the one wash. However, you can buy plastic liners, but I feel they’re a waste of money and bad for the environment.
How to Make Slimming World Slow Cooker Porridge
- 360g Scott’s Old Fashioned Porage Oats (Healthy Extra B) or similar jumbo rolled
- 500ml skimmed milk (Healthy Extra A)
- 500ml water
- Fruit to top, such as blueberries and strawberries
- Dollop of fat free natural yogurt
- Honey or sweetener if you wish to syn it
Firstly, place your large rolled oats in the slow cooker. It is very important you do not use instant, quick or smaller oats as it will turn to mush.
Pour in your skimmed milk. You can of course use semi skimmed milk, but on Slimming World, your allowance will be smaller.
Now pour in your cold water.
Give it a thorough stir. However, notice I have not added sweetener, honey or spices as it’s easier to control at the end.
If you put too much in early, it’s difficult to make it less sweet later. Also, I find everyone likes it differently.
Cover the slow cooker (or crockpot) with tin foil and place your lid on top. This helps retain the heat and avoids any moisture escaping.
If cooking overnight, set on warm or keep warm to cook overnight. If you find it is still too milky in the morning, then whack up the heat to high for 30 minutes.
For those who want to cook very early in the morning and enjoy for brunch, set on low for 3 hours.
Now top with your favourite toppings. I used fresh sliced strawberries, blueberries and dollop of fat free yogurt.
If you wish to add honey, note it is 1 syn per tsp. Or 1 tbsp of sweetener is 1/2 a syn.
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At the time of publication, the syn information is accurate using their Food search and Syns Calculator tools. All of which are available via the Slimming World app. But, if you’re ever in doubt, always ask your consultant, or call the Slimming World Syns Hotline: 09068 518 518. Syn information can sometimes change to help protect your weight loss, and food manufacturers often change the ingredients they use.
Slimming World Slow Cooker Porridge
- 160 g rolled oats *Scott's Old Fashioned porage oats, NOT quick oats
- 500 ml skimmed milk
- 500 ml water
- 1/2 cup fruit
- 30 g fat free natural yogurt
- Place everything in the slow cooker and stir.
- Cover with tin foil and cover.
- Cook on keep warm overnight or low for 3 hours.
- Stir and serve with a topping of fresh fruit and honey or similar if using.
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