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Oat and Farro Porridge with Dates and Coconut

Points® value
Total Time
8 hr 10 min
10 min
7 hr
Mixing grains, like we do here with steel-cut oats and uncooked farro, in the slow cooker adds more texture and flavour to a comforting, warm, morning porridge. The dried dates and brown sugar provide just the right amount of sweetness. Assemble it the night before so you can enjoy a hearty breakfast the next morning. The porridge stays moist throughout the long cook time due to the skim milk and hot water, but if you intend to sleep a little later—or if you’re making this for a weekend morning—add up to 1/4 cup additional water with the other ingredients.


Fat-free skim milk

2 cup(s)

Hot water

2 cup(s)

Uncooked steel cut oats


Uncooked farro


Unsweetened coconut flakes

½ cup(s)

Dried dates

cup(s), chopped

Unpacked brown sugar

3 tbsp(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Ground nutmeg

¼ tsp(s)


  1. Stir milk, water, steel-cut oats, farro, coconut, dates, brown sugar, salt, and nutmeg in a 4- to 5 1/2-quart slow cooker until the brown sugar dissolves. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours. (The porridge can keep on warm setting for 1 hour.)