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teff and oats breakfast parfait

Slow Cooker Toasted Teff and Steel Cut Oats

  • Author: Lisa Keys
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: serves 6 1x


one of my favorite ways to use a slow cooker



½ cup teff, toasted*

½ cup steel cut oats, toasted**

3 cups water

1-tablespoon agave or maple syrup

½ large baking apple, peeled, chopped

6 fresh, pitted dates, chopped

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

few grinds of fresh nutmeg

pinch of coarse salt

Toppings: fresh fruit, unsweetened coconut, chopped nuts, yogurt, agave, maple syrup


Get out your slow cooker. Fill it with 2 cups of water. Place all the porridge ingredients (accept the garnishes) in a medium heat-proof bowl that will fit inside the slow cooker. Place the ingredient-filled bowl in the slow cooker creating a double-boiler effect. Add additional water, if needed, so water comes up at least half-way to side of bowl. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Stir and serve with favorite toppings.


*to toast teff: place in a dry skillet over low heat, stirring, until fragrant or it begins to pop, about 3 to 5 minutes.

**to toast steel cut oats: place on baking sheet in 350F. oven for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes

  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: slow cooker

Keywords: porridge, cereal, teff, breakfast