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Slow Cooker Hot Apple Porridge

When setting goals for healthier eating, choose small changes that will work for you - like making time for breakfast. Assemble this slow cooker recipe the night before and have it cook overnight. Wake up to a hearty and healthy breakfast full of fibre and protein! 

 Ingredients:

1 cup Quick or regular cooking oats 250 mL
2 cups 1% milk 500 mL
¼ cup Brown sugar 60 mL
1 Tbsp Non-hydrogenated margarine, melted 30 mL
¼ tsp Salt 1 mL
½ tsp Cinnamon 2 mL
1 medium Apple, finely chopped 1 medium
½ cup Raisins  125 mL
½ cup Almonds or walnuts, chopped 125 mL

Directions:

1. Lightly spray inside of slow cooker with non-stick spray. 
2. Place all ingredients inside slow cooker and mix well.
3. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours. Stir before serving.

Makes 6 servings (175 mL / ¾ cup / 156 g)

Source:  Tasty Slow Cooker Recipes for Growing Healthy babies, CPNP, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Alberta Region, Health Canada, 2007

Per Serving: 270 calories, 10 g fat, (1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 40 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 8 g protein, 4 g fibre.

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