Slow Cooker Fig & Almond Porridge

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Serves4 people
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Slow Cooker Fig & Almond Porridge

Make deliciously creamy porridge in your slow cooker. Jumbo porridge oats slow cooked with your choice of milk. Flavoured with an aromatic mix of herbs and spcies. Jammy figs and dried fruit add sweetness.


  • 150g jumbo porridge oats
  • 1 ltr ultimate almond drink
  • 100g dried figs
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • Toasted flaked almonds
  • Toasted pumpkin seeds
  • Toasted sunflower seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Dairy-Free yogurt
  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh fruit, such as fresh figs, blueberries, bananas and apples

Prep: 5 mins | Cook: 2-8 hrs

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1. Tip the porridge oats into your slow cooker. Pour in the almond drink and add 500ml cold water. Using a pair of scissors, snip in the dried figs. Drop in the cinnamon stick, bay leaves and cardamom pods. Stir to mix everything together.
2. Pop the lid on the slow cooker and turn it to its lowest setting, just before you go to bed. Depending on your slow cooker, it should take 6-8 hrs to cook, but can be ready in a little as 2-4 hrs (see our tip below on working out the timings). If your slow cooker has a timer, or swtich off setting, set that.
3. When ready to serve, give the porridge a good stir. A skin or crust may have formed around the outside. This can be stirred into the porridge or discarded, whichever you prefer. Pluck out the cinnamon sticks, bay and cardamom pods if you spot them.
4. Spoon the warm, creamy porridge into bowls and garnish with your chosen toppings. We like a mix of nuts, seeds, fresh fruit and a drizzle of maple syrup.
5. What's Your Flavour?
Other dried fruits also work well in this porridge. Try dates, apricots or sultanas. You can also experiment with spices, such as the apple pie spice mix or mixed spice, or just leave your porridge plain.
6. Timed To Perfection
When you're making porridge in the slow cooker, always use the lowest setting. After 2 hours the porridge should be able to eat, but you can continue cooking it for up to 8 hours. The porridge may develop a crust around the sides and on top. This is pretty tasty and is good stirred into the porridge. To stop the porridge sticking to your slow cooker, you can lightly rub the sides with vegan spread or butter before ading the oats and milk.
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