Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Crock Pot Porridge

Nutrients for One-Cup Serving
Calories: 313
Calories from Fat: 29
Protein: 10 g
Carbs: 63 g
Dietary Fiber: 8 g
Fat: 3 g
Sodium: 3 mg

YIELD: 8 one-cup servings
COOKING TIME: several hours in a slow cooker

This recipe comes from the book, The Eat-Clean Diet® Cookbook! Whole grains are essential for building strong, lean bodies. What better way to start your day than with a crock pot loaded with the best of the body-building whole grains. Jazz up the porridge with fresh berries, flaxseed, wheat germ and bee pollen. Guess who’s buff now?
• 1/2 cup / 120 ml cracked wheat
• 1 1/2 cup / 335 ml steel cut oats
• 1/2 cup / 120 ml rye flakes
• 1/2 cup / 120 ml brown rice
• 1/4 cup / 60 ml wheat germ
• 6 1/2 cups / 1.5 L water or any combination of liquids including water, rice milk, soy milk, almond milk, goats milk and/or water to equal 6 1/2 cups
• 1/2 cup / 120 ml raisins
• 1/2 cup / 120 ml chopped dates
• 1 1/2 tbsp / 22 ml best-quality vanilla
• Pinch nutmeg
  1. Place all ingredients in a 3-quart-or-greater crock-pot. Stir well to combine all ingredients. Cover.
  2. Set on lowest cooking temperature and cook overnight. If your crock-pot cooking time is set by length of cooking time, set for the longest cooking time and lowest heat.
  3. Spoon into cereal bowls in the morning and serve piping hot!
Add any dried fruit you may like to this dish; it is very forgiving.