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Slow Cooker Apple Pie Breakfast Porridge

From Farm Where Life is Good

<p>Make it in 10 minutes at night, turn on the crockpot before hitting the hay, and have hot breakfast first thing in the morning. Dense, full sweet flavor with lots of chew to get you thru to your morning snack!</p>
Source: an amalgamation (Entered by Lara Rasmussen Anderson)
Serves: 3-4

2 apples, peeled (optional), cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2-1/2 to 3 cups chopped)
1 1/2 cups almond/soy/rice/hemp milk
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup uncooked wheat berries
2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
1 1/2 Tbsp Earth Balance margarine, cut into 5-6 pieces
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
1/4 tsp sea salt
Garnishes: chopped nuts, raisins, dates

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Coat inside of 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients (except optional toppings) to slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for approx. 7 hours (slow cooker times can vary).
  2. Spoon porridge into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired. Store leftovers in refrigerator. Freezes well.
  3. To reheat single servings: Put 1-cup cooked porridge in microwave proof bowl. Add 1/3 cup almond/soy/rice/hemp mild. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Continue cooking for another minute, or until hot.