Slow Cooker Porridge | Slimming World Friendly Recipe

If you are looking for a quick and easy breakfast that will cook whilst you are asleep this recipe is for you! Creamy, tender, delicious porridge that warms you right down to your toes. Perfect for anyone following the Slimming World plan, Weight Watchers or a calorie controlled diet. 

This recipe is absolutely perfect for someone who doesn’t usually eat breakfast. It is a great way to encourage a breakfast feast… the smell will literally wake you up and get the tummy rumbles going. Just throw everything in, go to bed and wake up to creamy cooked porridge.. how perfect is that?

Autumn is here, which means the slow cooker is out for soups, dinners and… now breakfast! Yes, slow cooker porridge can really be your new bestie. I also love the fact you can add so many different toppings to this breakfast too. Use your Healthy Extra A and Healthy Extra B to keep this recipe Syn free, but it’s delicious and so worth it.

Why you’ll love this recipe….

  • It requires minimal effort and mess
  • It smells amazing
  • Family friendly, get the kids to eat some healthy porridge
  • Uses Healthy Extra A and B
  • Suitable for storing and reheating
  • Also makes a perfect supper, lunch or pudding!
  • Unlimited toppings 

Related Article: 36 Slimming World Breakfast Ideas

Batch Cook – Storage Information

  • Fridge: To store extra porridge leave it to completely cool down before covering it up and placing in an airtight container. Store it in a fridge for up to 3 days. In fact the longer you leave it the better it tastes.
  • Reheat: It will go quite thick as it cools down so you will need to loosen it up with a bit of water or milk and give it a good stir. Reheat it in a microwave, or in the pop into the saucepan.
  • Freezer: Not suitable for freezing.

Is this recipe Slimming World friendly?

Absolutely but to keep this Syn Free you need to use your Healthy Extra allowances.

As part of your B allowance you can have 40g porridge oats. Meaning one serving of this porridge will cover this.

The same goes for milk.. use 1 litre of Semi Skimmed milk and one serving will cover one of your A allowance.

If you are not a follower of Slimming World this porridge is worth just 278 calories per serving. 

But I don’t have a slow cooker?

Many people are scared of slow cooking because they believe it makes far too much food or uses too much electric. 

At the moment I am highly recommending this small slow cooker from Crockpot. It is perfect for small households and will fit into small spaces/cupboards. It’s also an absolute bargain on Amazon right now!

Check it out on Amazon here

Slow Cooker Porridge

If you are looking for a quick and easy breakfast that will cook whilst you are asleep this recipe is for you! Creamy, tender, delicious porridge that warms you right down to your toes. Perfect for anyone following the Slimming World plan, Weight Watchers or a calorie controlled diet. 
Nutritional Information
Slimming World Syns: Syn Free Per Serving [Using Healthy Extra A and B]
Weight Watchers Points: Coming Soon
Calories: 278 Per Serving
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4


  • Slow Cooker


  • 160g Large jumbo rolled oats [Do not use small or quick cook oats. It will turn to sludge]
  • 1 Litre Semi-Skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp Granulated sweetener
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon [Optional]


  • Place oats, sweetener and cinnamon into the slow cooker.
  • Cover with milk, stir well and cover with the lid.
  • Cook on low for 3 hours or high for 1 hour.
  • Add more cinnamon and/or sweetener to taste.


Topping Ideas:

  • Sliced apple
  • Sliced pear
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Banana 
  • Cinnamon
  • Granulated sweetener
  • Raisins 
  • Cherries
  • Ginger
  • Peaches
  • Melon

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12 Responses

  1. Nic says:

    It takes 3 hours so what time would you need to get up to put it on? The smell wouldn’t wake you up as you’d be up already as you had to put it on. Just wasting electricity..just cook in microwave for 2 minutes

    • Fatgirlskinny says:

      Whilst I do agree it takes a lot longer than a microwave… slow cookers actually only cost approx. 3.4p per hour to run. This recipe also makes 4 portions which would take a lot longer in the microwave than 2 minutes.

      Cooking in the slow cooker produces the most delicious porridge, its definitely worth a go.

      Most slow cookers offer a timer function now, I set mine to come on at 5am and its ready for us all when we get up.

      But absolutely its all based on opinion, I am simply offering ideas, recipes and weight loss advice. They don’t have to be used 🙂

  2. Jo Harrginton says:

    I do slow cooker porridge every Sunday morning, I agree the smell is divine. But I usually swap half of the milk for water to save calories, but I think I need to try it with full milk. I BET ITS SO CREAMY!

  3. Mel says:

    Can I use salt instead of sweetener? I love salty porridge.

    • Fatgirlskinny says:

      Absolutely, it’s not for me but I think it would work well. Give 1/2 a tsp a go.. then add extra if needed to taste.

  4. Jen J says:

    A good idea I never though of doing porridge in the slow cooker. Last time I tried it in the microwave it exploded and I had to spend half of the morning cleaning it.

    • Fatgirlskinny says:

      Ditto! When you have two kids running around moaning they are starving the last thing I want to do is cook 4 portions of porridge in the microwave. Slow cooker all the way for me x

  5. cardiocamerasandcoffee says:

    This looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing. I’m going to try to make it this weekend. Mind if I share this on my blog?

    All the best,

    • Fatgirlskinny says:

      Hi there
      Sorry all of my recipes are original content and I would rather they stayed where they are 🙂 thanks though x

  6. Mrs Wendy Stribling says:

    Yuk! Microwave porridge is awful, oats, even quick cook, need a little time to swell and the microwave doesn’t allow for this, so it ends up being gritty, I’d rather use a saucepan.

  7. Susan Janiszewski says:

    Could you use oat milk and oat bran?

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