Looking for a super simple breakfast recipe that you can prep in 5 minutes, but allow your slow cooker to do all of the work? One of my favorite morning breakfasts when the weather is cool is this easy apple porridge. It’s incredibly flavorful and really “sticks to the bones” especially when you add a few extras to it.
This recipe in particular is great because it’s naturally gluten free. Just make sure that you purchase rice from companies that mark the bags with a “gluten free” label since about 32% of all naturally gluten free grains are contaminated with gluten. If you’re not sure why this is important, I’d highly recommend you check out my article on locating gluten in food labels.
I love my slow cooker because of its versatility which is why I have quite a few recipes in addition to this one that use a slow cooker (which you can find HERE).
Easy Apple Porridge Slow Cooker Recipe
I figured out how to easily get around this problem. Enter into this equation my lovely slow cooker! It’s totally nothing fancy, but incredibly effective for getting breakfast OR dinner DONE while you’re busy. What’s even cooler? While this recipe is a type of porridge, it’s really called Congee. Bet you don’t know what congee is…but that’s okay because I’m going to let you in on exactly what this neat Chinese dish is and how it’s going to revolutionize your breakfast.
Congee basically mean “rice water” because you cook rice with a much larger amount of water than normal preparation requires. After slow cooking your brown rice, you end up with this incredible rice porridge that’s totally soft and wonderful in addition to all the yumminess that’s added through the flavors of the Autumn season (the recipe is below).
The best part? It takes 5 minutes to prepare and you’ll have breakfast ALL week long.
A couple of things to note: It is VERY important that you get SHORT-grain brown rice. I’m not exactly sure why, but people who have opted to use long grain rice have not had as much success. And if you’re sensitive or allergic to coconut, you can certainly leave it out. However, no one will notice that it’s in there. It adds some healthy fat to keep you full longer in the morning.