Sunday, August 14, 2011

Crock-pot Porridge

"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 body-building whole grains? set it all up the night before, plug in and wake up to "instant" home-cooked goodness. jazz up the porridge with fresh berries, flax seed, wheat germ, and pee pollen. GUESS WHO'S BUFF NOW?!" -- the eat-clean cook book. just a small tip about this one, it doesn't really work to divide it down much to single serving because it burns in the crock-pot... so i cooked it in the crock-pot for about an hour and then turned it off, and then in the morning i added a splash of skim milk and nuked it for a minute in the microwave, stirred, and then popped it in for another minute. it was AWESOME not having to really worry about breakfast when i woke up, it was practically done for me!

1/2 cup cracked wheat
1 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
1/2 cup rye flakes**
1/2 cup brown rice&***
1/4 cup wheat germ
6 1/2 cups water or any combination of liquids including rice milk, soy milk, almond milk, goat's milk, or skim cow's milk
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped dates
1 1/2 pinch nutmeg (i used fresh grated)

** i couldn't find rye flakes anywhere so i just used barley flakes
*** and i just realized i forgot to put in brown rice (: but i did add some flax seeds and quinoa.


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 over-night. 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! i sweetened mine with a spoonful of my homemade apple sauce which you can find the recipe for HERE! 

HINT: add any dried fruit or unsalted
nuts you may like to this dish, it is very 
nutritional value per serving:
calories: 313 / calories from fat: 29 / protein: 10g / carbs: 63g / dietary fiber: 8g / sugars: 12 g / fat: 3g / sodium: 3mg 

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