Sluggish & Candy: Sluggish Cooker Recipes

What higher technique to benefit from winter, than by settling in with a candy deal with that’s been effervescent away in a gradual cooker? We lately ran a Crock-Pot competitors and the successful recipes from our Nationwide Product Evaluation neighborhood have been so good, we couldn’t preserve them to ourselves. Try a number of the candy treats beneath.

Recipe #1 – Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook dinner Time: 7-8 hours


  • 2 giant apples, diced (any form)
  • 1 1/2 cups metal minimize oats
  • 4 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk*
  • 2 tsp floor cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Line a 4L crockpot with parchment paper** or spray with non-stick spray. Mix all the elements into crockpot and provides it a stir, guaranteeing the oats and apple items are coated by the milk. Flip the crockpot to LOW and prepare dinner for 7-8 hours.
  2. Earlier than serving, give the combination a stir. Dish into bowls and high with extra syrup, honey or apple items. Take pleasure in!
  3. Leftovers will be saved within the fridge, in an hermetic container, for 2-3 days. I’d add a bit of additional milk earlier than re-heating.

*Vanilla almond milk tastes the perfect on this recipe. You may also use common almond milk or common dairy milk!
**Lining the crockpot will make your life a lot simpler by way of clean-up!

Recipe Be aware: Some other milk of your choice can be utilized as properly.

This recipe was created by Katherine from ‘Love in my Oven’, shared by one among our Nationwide Product Evaluation Competitors winners’ Lee.

Recipe #2 – Sluggish Cooker Sticky Toffee Pudding
Serves 8
Cook dinner Time: 4 – 5 hours

For the cake:

  • ½ cup/115s unsalted butter (1 stick), melted, plus extra for greasing the pan
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons prompt espresso powder
  • 230g pitted Medjool dates, finely chopped (about 15 giant dates)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups/190g all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon floor cardamom
  • ⅓ cup/80ml maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup/75g packed gentle brown sugar
  • 2 giant eggs

For the sauce and topping:

  • 1 cup/220g packed gentle brown sugar
  • 1 cup/240ml heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon prompt espresso powder
  • Kosher salt
  • ½ cup/50g toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
  • Unsweetened whipped cream, for serving


  1. Make the pudding: Generously butter a 2L soufflé dish or a 2L oven-safe baking dish that matches into your gradual cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup water with 2 tablespoons espresso powder and stir to dissolve.
  3. Put the chopped dates in a small saucepan and pour the espresso-water combination over the dates. Carry the combination to a boil over medium-high warmth, then scale back the warmth barely and let it simmer, stirring usually and mashing the dates with the again of a spoon or a spatula for 3 minutes till the dates have absorbed a lot of the liquid and fashioned a paste. Take away the pot from the warmth and stir within the baking soda; the combination will foam.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cardamom. In a big bowl, whisk collectively the melted butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, eggs and the two teaspoons espresso powder till the combination is easy.
  5. Whisk the date combination into the moist elements, adopted by the dry elements, till simply mixed. Pour the batter into the ready dish.
  6. Pour 4 cups water right into a 6-8L gradual cooker, then decrease the soufflé dish into the gradual cooker. The water ought to come about midway up the perimeters of the dish. Lay a clear dishcloth or a double layer of paper towels on high of the gradual cooker, leaving some overhang, after which high with a lid. (The fabric or towels will absorb condensation and forestall it from dripping onto the floor of the pudding.) Cook dinner till the pudding is agency and set on high, and the perimeters are simply beginning to draw back from the dish, 4 hours to 4 ½ hours on low.
  7. Make the sauce: Mix the brown sugar, cream and espresso powder in a small saucepan. Add a beneficiant pinch of salt. Carry simply to a simmer, stirring with a spatula, over medium warmth. Simmer, stirring continually and decreasing the warmth if the sauce begins to boil over, till the sauce is barely darkened and lowered, about 5 to eight minutes.
  8. Uncover and switch off the gradual cooker and let the pudding cool sufficient so that you can attain in and pull the dish out. Utilizing a cake tester or a skewer, poke holes everywhere in the cake. Sprinkle the pecans evenly excessive, then slowly pour half of the sauce over the pecans, tipping the dish to evenly cowl the pudding in sauce. Serve the pudding in scoops, heat or at room temperature, with the extra sauce on the aspect and whipped cream on high.

Tip: The sauce will be made as much as 2 days prematurely; refrigerate it in an hermetic container after which reheat it gently in a saucepan over medium warmth, stirring, till it simply begins to bubble.

This recipe was initially created by Sarah DiGregorio for the New York Instances, shared by one among our Nationwide Product Evaluation Competitors winners.  

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