Donnelle (jexia) wrote in nzrecipecentral,

Crockpot Apple Porridge


* 2 cups milk
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1 Tbsp. melted butter
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
* 1 cup regular oats
* 1 cup peeled, chopped apple
* 1/2 cup chopped dates or raisins
* 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Spray the inside of a 3-4 quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker and mix well. Cover and turn on LOW setting. Cook overnight or 8-9 hours. Stir well before serving.

We had leftover Crockpot Apple Porridge, so I used it to make Porridge Buns. I added a big wallop of cinnamon, and they came out so delicious. Breaking them open when warm was like a big puff of donut-scented air. They are so simple to make.

Porridge Buns

1 cup porridge
1/2 cup sugar
2 cup self-raising flour
1 egg
1 oz melted butter
milk (depending on consistency of porridge)

Beat egg and sugar. Add porridge, then remaining ingredients. 200°C for 10 minutes.

(They will be a sticky dough! Not the prettiest things in the world-- kind of stodgy and porridge-coloured, but oh-so-good.)

We also have the bucket-o'-feijoas dilemma that so many of us Kiwis face at this time of year. I've just made a batch of Feijoa Bran Muffins.

Feijoa Bran Muffins

3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup wholemeal flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup wheat bran
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon

50g butter

Add to butter:
1 egg
1 1/2 cups mashed feijoas*
1 tsp vanilla
milk if required

Fold together, greased muffin tins, 200 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

*It's actually a banana bran recipe, so just substitute one for the other as desired

Currently baking is a Feijoa Loaf, which I haven't made before. Will be interesting to see how it comes out. It was too small for my (large-ish) loaf tin, so use a small tin if you have it.

Feijoa Loaf

1 cup peeled feijoas
1 cup boiling water
1 cup sugar
50g butter
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 beaten egg

Boil feijoa, butter, sugar, water for 5 minutes. Cool. Fold in rest of ingredients - don't over stir. Bake 50 minutes at 170°-180°C.

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