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Six-Grain Slow Cooker Porridge

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 15 mins Slow Cook 6 hrs to 7 hrs  (low)
Six-Grain Slow Cooker Porridge
Ingredients
  • 5  cups  water
  • 1  cup  mixed dried fruit, coarsely snipped, and/or dried cranberries, dried tart cherries, and/or raisins (about 7 ounces)
  • 1/4  cup  chopped crystallized ginger
  • 3  tablespoons  steel-cut oats
  • 3  tablespoons  cracked wheat
  • 3  tablespoons  regular brown rice
  • 2  tablespoons  regular barley
  • 2  tablespoons  millet or regular brown rice
  • 2  tablespoons  yellow cornmeal
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 3/4  cup  chopped pecans, toasted*
  •  Fat-free milk
  •  Turbinado sugar, maple syrup, and/or shredded coconut (optional)
Directions

1. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine the water, dried fruit, ginger, oats, cracked wheat, uncooked brown rice, barley, millet, cornmeal, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours. Stir before serving. If too thick, stir in a bit of boiling water.

3. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons pecans, some milk, and, if desired, turbinado sugar.

From the Test Kitchen
  • To toast nuts, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread nuts in a single layer in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until a light brown, shaking once or twice.
Nutrition Facts (Six-Grain Slow Cooker Porridge)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 325,
  • Fat, total (g) 11,
  • chol. (mg) 2,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 51,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 6,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 6,
  • sugar (g) 26,
  • pro. (g) 9,
  • vit. A (IU) 389,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 16,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 175,
  • Potassium (mg) 502,
  • calcium (mg) 182,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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